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for The State Vol. 5 Issue 20, Oct 1937
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Saint Thomas Church in Bath is the oldest church in the state. The building remained in almost continuous use from its opening in 1734. Restoration costs were estimated to reach $50,000. Mrs. Marion Butler led the cause for its restoration and pushed for national recognition.
In 1899, Gilbert S. Waters, a buggy manufacturer in New Bern, built one of the first gasoline cars in the country. His 1903 car still runs at about 30 MPH and gets 30 miles to the gallon. He couldn't create enough interest to obtain financial backing for his automobile ideas; otherwise North Carolina might have become a great auto manufacturing state.