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10206
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Rogers recounts the life of Archibald Murphy, who was not only an attorney, legislator, jurist, and manuscript collector but is also considered the father of the state's public school system and the father of internal improvements.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 7 Issue 1, May 1949, p10-12, 19, por, bibl
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11905
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Poor river conditions exacerbated by variable water levels and numerous obstructions presented navigation problems on the inland waterways in North Carolina. In an attempt to improve these conditions as well as other issues inhibiting statewide progress, Judge and soon to be Governor, Archibald Debow Murphy, initiated internal advancements within the state and included river maintenance into his plan. In 1819, an internal improvement board was created and money was spent on clearing and dredging the rivers, making them navigable for watercraft. In 1825, the first Yadkin Navigation Company was created and $84,000 was spent on developing the Yadkin for commerce. By 1850, a second Yadkin River Navigation Company began, continuing advancements in the waterway. River improvements lead to an increase in water traffic, specifically in the form of steamboats. The onset of the Civil War slowed progress and by the time the war had ended, the newly implemented railroad offered a superior form of transportation.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 31 Issue 9, Sept 1963, p13, 24, il
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14577
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During 1946, North Carolina ranked below national education standards but was showing encouraging signs of improving education of the state's youth. Though ranked poorly nationally, it did rank above twelve other Southern states. A history of public school developments is outlined beginning with establishment of public schools by Archibald D. Murphey in 1794.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 14 Issue 10, Aug 1946, p6, 20-21, il
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14848
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It is known that Judge Archibald D. Murphey was the father of the public school system in North Carolina, but he was also known for his plans for internal improvements and constitutional reform.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 12 Issue 49, May 1945, p6, 21-22
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20023
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In order to overcome topographical issues and further trade, both within state boundaries and internationally, a system of canals was developed in the state. Prior to 1815, private companies bid on such navigation projects with only two companies obtaining enough funds to complete or at least begin projects; one being the Dismal Swamp Canal Company and the other the Clubfoot and Harlow's Creek Canal. Archibald D. Murphey presented a program to the legislature to include public funds in financing navigational improvements within the state.
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16186
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The state's politics are historically rooted in the contest between two men, Nathaniel Macon and Archibald D. Murphey. These men served the state in the early 19th-century and represented what became a modern division in politics. Macon was the conservative or traditionalist who opposed change and Murphey became the liberal or modernist.
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30570
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Chashion briefly surveys past efforts to document local histories in North Carolina along with a few prominent individuals who have championed those efforts. The author then turns to identifying some reliable source material for those histories.
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