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The SNAP DRAGON was a two-topsail schooner used by privateer Otway Burns during the War of 1812. Captured in 1814, there is no American information as to what happened to the ship after its capture. British records show it was bought at auction and sailed to Jamaica in 1815. The final entry says she left Jamaica in 1816, and the trail of the schooner ends there.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 6, Nov 1980, p12-14, il
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Dr. Lewis M. McCormick of Asheville's Health Department was known as The Fly Man. Born in 1863, he became Asheville's first City Bacteriologist in 1905, and was responsible for the passing of a fly control ordinance and for the reduction of fly-carried diseases. Over a five year period, Asheville's annual typhoid rate fell from eighty-nine cases to just two. McCormick died of a heart attack in 1922.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 6, Nov 1980, p8-9, 31, il
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Marguerite Weber was the only female hydroplane racer long before the E.R.A. Although it took her some time to prove herself to male racers, Weber won many trophies and was always invited to races. Weber raced under any conditions, including in an electrical storm and after half of her face was bandaged following injury.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 6, Nov 1980, p24-25, il
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8979
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In the mid-twenties, Erskine Caldwell began writing book reviews for THE CHARLOTTE OBSERVER. Caldwell's best-selling book, TOBACCO ROAD, was heavily influenced by his time spent in North Carolina. Although Caldwell now lives in Arizona and Montana, NC State University recently received a collection of his unpublished manuscripts which graduate students are now working with.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 6, Nov 1980, p19-20, 35, il, por
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8976
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Northwest Ashe High School in Warrensville was the first public school in North Carolina to have its own indoor swimming pool. Students and teachers raised the $60,000 necessary to build the pool, and, with some help from the community, built the pool themselves. It opened in 1975, and, for a fee, can be used by the public at night.\r\n
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 48 Issue 6, Nov 1980, p7, il
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