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for The State Vol. 45 Issue 11, April 1978
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During the last months of 1864, Wilmington, North Carolina was the last porthole of the Confederacy to the outside world. This article describes how, though the town was blockaded by the Federal Blockading Squad, Brigadier General Edwin Grey Lee, C.S.A. managed to escape to Canada
This article discusses the history and economic importance of narrow gauge railroads in North Carolina. Narrow gauge railroads were less costly to build than standard railroads and made use of smaller, lighter steam engines. These types of railroads were perfect for difficult or mountainous terrain.
The Old Atlantic Hotel built in 1859 in Beaufort, North Carolina was located on the waterfront; many locals wondered if the hotel could survive a storm. The hotel eventually collapsed during a storm in August 1879.
A spa called Shocco Springs in use in the 1800s in Warren County provided patrons with entertainment, fine dining, and the curative aspects of the nearby mineral springs. This article presents the history and popularity of the spa.
The Tour de Moore is a bike race started in 1976 that moves through the Sandhills and provides participants with the chance to visit points of historic interest and recreational attractions throughout Moore County.