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24458
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The author presents women from North Carolina during the Revolutionary and Civil Wars and how they participated in protecting their state and property. For example, some women spied on British troops for American soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 59 Issue 1, June 1991, p12-13, por
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35219
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Rather than living up to the stereotype of the dead text, history became biography through an reenactment of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of the Alamance at the Alamance Battleground State Historical Site. Elements that made this possible were efforts undertaken by re-eanactors for historical figures ranging from well-known Governor William Tryon to an obscure camp laundress. Among the actors working behind the scenes were a local couple preparing meals for the re-enactors and an NC State librarian helping to assure accuracy of the research represented.
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35506
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Her story was an illustration of the important role women play in history, pre-American Colonial and Colonial in particular. While the men helped to hold the fledging nation together on the battlefield, women helped to hold the fledgling nation together on the homefront. Where Flora’s story becomes especially memorable is her influence felt before immigrating from Scotland to North Carolina. That venture commemorated in this edition involved her helping the pretender to the British throne, Bonnie Prince Charlie, escape to France in 1746.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 3, June 1976, p37-39
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35697
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Carolista Baum participated in a citizens’ drive to save Jockey Ridge and Chicamacomico Coast Guard Station. She played a pivotal role in the North Carolina Nature Conservancy and logged volunteer hours for projects such as Chapel Hill preservation. She acted as publisher for Brandon Press and Carolista Designers, producer of historical and educational coloring books. From such endeavors, Baum may be regarded as a woman worthy of remembrance.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 6 Issue 6, Nov/Dec 1978, p64
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35394
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Spy tactics used by Washington’s army included invisible ink, a hollow coin, and a woman disguised as a mentally ill man. The real mystery to readers, though, may be how these tactics could be successful, because of their lack of modern technology and problems particular to their spy tactics that cropped up along the way.
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35507
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Her story was an illustration of the important role women play in history, pre-American Colonial and Colonial in particular. While the men helped to hold the fledging nation together on the battlefield, women helped to hold the fledgling nation together on the homefront. Where Flora’s story becomes especially memorable is her influence felt before immigrating from Scotland to North Carolina. That venture commemorated in this edition involved her helping the pretender to the British throne, Bonnie Prince Charlie, escape to France in 1746.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 3, June 1976, p37-39
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37383
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Why the capital shifted from New Bern was for a practical and typical two-fold reason. Because of the amount of time it took to travel in the 1700s, the state’s capital was best located in the center of wherever the population was the densest. This factor left Fayetteville as a prospective place before Raleigh was selected.
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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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36144
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The base known familiarly as Cherry Point has followed a longstanding military tradition for North Carolina, with Marines on coastal duty since 1777. Cherry Point’s history included its founding, attributed to the Quantico, Virginia base being deemed inadequate. Also noted in its profile: base name’s source; originally designated location; role in World War II; inclusion of female Marines; and celebrity pilots such as Tyrone Power.
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36147
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This article was written in response to incorrect information contained in Frederick Sloatman’s “Streets and Roads of New Bern Linking Us with the Past,” published in the Spring 1993 edition. One of Sloatman’s corrections was in reference to New Bern’s involvement in the Revolutionary War. The second correction was an omitted paragraph. It referenced names of streets on the Price-Fitch map included in the previous article.
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36483
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For European explorers, natural historians, and botanists traversing the territory now known as North America, nature walks had at least two purposes. They were commissioned to find herbs to take back to the Old World and become familiar with the land their host countries intended to colonize. Naturalist William Bartram’s journey covered the Appalachian Mountains to Florida, as well as throughout the southeast to the Mississippi River. His chronicles, published collectively as Bartram’s Travels, may serve as an apt guide for those following the trail memorializing his journey. Within are a wealth of specimens, drawings, and observations about the people and landscape he encountered between 1773-1777.
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38134
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This museum in Tarboro, opened in 2004, is more than a way to honor Edgecombe veterans from wars spanning the American Revolution to Middle East conflicts. It offers a way of life across the centuries and all military branches. Its 30,000 plus gems include bayonets, Civil War battle flags, a restored WWII jeep, samurai swords, Nazi helmets, and 1,000 photographs.