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W. O. Saunders, "The Wright Memorial and Fort Raleigh", Two Historic Shrines, 1937

W.O. Saunders, the editor and founder of Elizabeth City’s newspaper The Independent from 1908 to 1937, was an enigmatic yet straightforward journalist who envisioned himself as a defender of the common man’s plight and as a spokesman for justice. Also deeply ingrained in Saunders’ persona was a yearning to preserve and document the rich, vibrant history of eastern North Carolina, which ultimately led to the publishing of several compilations on topics that ranged from the birth of Virgina Dare in the sixteenth century to the world’s first man-carrying powered flight in the twentieth century.

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Two Historic Shrines the Wright Memorial On Kill Devil Hill and Fort Raleigh On Roanoke Island

Tabitha M. DeVisconti

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Citation: W.O. Saunders, "Two Historic Shrines," 1937. Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers, #480
Location: East Carolina Manuscript Collection, Manuscripts and Rare Books, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858 USA
Call Number:Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers, #480   Display Collection Guide

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