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9740
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On August 24, 1975, Historic Hillsborough and Orange County will celebrate the 200th anniversary of North Carolina's Third Provincial Congress, also called the War Congress. One hundred and eighty-four members from every county and borough in the state attended the congress, which lasted for twenty-one days. The congress decided on an interim government and officially declared war against England.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 2, July 1975, p10-12, il
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9739
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Some of the oldest and most interesting cemeteries in the state are in the Coastal Plain. Beaufort's Old Burying Ground is over 200-years-old and contains many interesting gravestones. It is rumored that a young girl is buried there in a keg of rum. Many sea captains and sailors are interred there, including Captain Otway Burns, who commanded the Snapdragon during the War of 1812.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 2, July 1975, p8-9, il
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9746
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According to legend, Prince, Greensboro's Eagle Hose Company's fire department's firewagon horse, liked to drink whiskey. Prescribed for him by a veterinarian in 1896, Prince developed a habit of expecting whiskey upon returning from fires. It did not interfere with his jod responsibilities, and he was a very intelligent and faithful friend. He retired in 1908, and died in 1911. A large coffin was built by a Greensboro carpenter, and his firemen friends buried him at a farm outside the city.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 2, July 1975, p18, il
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9745
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Orice A. Ritch of Charlotte is one of the most active railroad hobbyists in the Southeast. The first model he built was a miniature of the Hudson 4-6-4 locomotive, which took him ten years and $600 to complete. The engine is six feet long and runs on a half-mile track on a twenty-acre lot. Ritch hosts monthly meetings, and people from all over the East Coast attend either to run their own live steam engines or simply to watch.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 2, July 1975, p14-16, il
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9809
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Tucker discusses the work of Jane S. McKimmon, who was the first director of the North Carolina Home Demonstration Clubs and the state's first home demonstration agent. She began her work in 1909, and her job took her to many rural areas across the state. Her goal was to help rural women and girls learn how to improve their homes and their lives.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 2, July 1975, p19-20, 21, il, por
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9811
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James Larkin Pearson, aged 95, is North Carolina's poet laureate. In 1904, he worked for THE YELLOW JACKET, a paper out of Moravian Falls with a nation-wide circulation of 300,000. Pearson discusses his time in Washington, D.C., as a news correspondent.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 2, July 1975, p22-23, por
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9810
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Dr. William S. Powell of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has enlisted the Help of over 600 writers from around the world to assist in compiling a DICTIONARY OF NORTH CAROLINA BIOGRAPHY. The dictionary will consist of eight volumes, the first of which, A-C, is nearly complete. The University of North Carolina Press will publish the volumes.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 2, July 1975, p20-21, por
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