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Record #:
17324
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Harrison recounts several incidents in the Union occupation of Eastern North Carolina during 1862 and provides several primary sources for further reading.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 44 Issue 8, Aug 2012, p16, il
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Record #:
22166
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In the late 19th century tugboat-pulled barges carried train cars two-at-time across the Albemarle Sound. This was a slow, all-day process that improved in 1899 when John W. Garrett steamer came into service. This train ferry could carry twenty-three loaded freight cars at a time. However, by 1906, railroad officials concluded that building a second railroad ferry was not practical. The solution--build a bridge. Built at a cost of $1 million and completed in 1910, the Norfolk & Southern Railroad Bridge stretched five miles over the sound and was the longest one of its kind in the world. It would last seventy-six years.
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Carolina Country (NoCar HD 9688 N8 C38x), Vol. 43 Issue 0, Mar 2011, p30-31, il
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Record #:
38135
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Purchased and passed down by various family members, the Asa Biggs house was sold by its final owners to the Martin County Historical Society. Its size and architectural style reflect Biggs’ growing family and experience with buildings in the New Orleans area. From efforts of citizens and groups, the house reflecting 1840s life is open for public tours. It contains artifacts related to Asa Biggs, Williamston, and Martin County, as well as the Francis M. Manning History and Research Room.