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27894
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The New Bern Academy is one of the few remaining Federal-style public buildings in North Carolina, and the first school in the state to have been established by law. Founded in 1764, it ranks as one of the oldest secondary schools in the nation. The building became a museum in 1990 and exhibits the history of New Bern.
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36125
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Craven County’s seat can count as part of its illustrious history: becoming the state capital in 1767 and site for the Governor’s new home that year. Even if it played such a role for only twenty-seven years, assured was its permanent place in New Bern’s history, as Tryon Palace.
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36133
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New Bern, with maritime roots, became known as a major shipping port by the mid-eighteenth century. This helped to establish its place in the triangular trade and as the most populous town by the Revolution period. The War of 1812 and Civil War negatively impacted the trade-built economy. In fact, recovery by the 1870s occurred through growth in another industry: lumbering. Concerning its more current economy, industries contributing to its fiscal health since the nineteenth century were also transportation based: railroads and trucking.
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36141
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Though it was credited as reviving the post-Civil War economy, the lumbering industry had played a role in New Bern’s fiscal development since the Revolution period. Attesting to and assuring its longtime importance to New Bern were businesses such as the Blade Lumber Company and Weyerhaeuser Company, and the establishment of the Croatan National Forest.
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36138
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The success of this industry the past two centuries could be attributed to the beauty and accessibility of this region, made possible through several types of local endeavors. Societies such as New Bern Historic Society and the town’s five museums preserve its cultural significance. Businesses such as Swiss Bear, Inc. promoted revitalization of its downtown economy. Events included Tryon Palace tours and annual Historic Homes and Gardens Tour.