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Record #:
24538
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Sir William Draper was known as the ‘Conqueror of Manila’ because of his mounted attack against Manila in 1762. This article discusses what brought him to New Bern, North Carolina and his lasting effect on the town and Tryon Place.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 43 Issue 9, February 1976, p9-10, il
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Record #:
35730
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As the author proposed, the coast contained a treasure trove of treats to sate the interest palate of any visitor. History buffs could have their fill in towns such as New Bern, Memorials such as Kittyhawk and houses such as Tryon Palace. For lovers of the great outdoors, there were the Elizabethan Gardens, Jockey’s Ridge, and Merchants Millpond State Park.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 3, May/June 1979, p57
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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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