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6 results for Journal of the New Bern Historical Society Vol. 3 Issue 1, May 1990
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3211
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To prevent smuggling and protect revenue, Congress in 1790 authorized ten revenue cutters, one of which, the DILIGENCE, was commissioned at New Bern in February, 1792. George Washington named William Cooke, of Wilmington, captain.
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3212
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New Bern's premier architect of the late 19th- and early 20th-centuries was Herbert W. Simpson, whose designs included residences, public buildings, schools, and commercial buildings.
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3243
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Plans for a permanent synagogue in New Bern began in the late 1800s. The structure was designed by Herbert W. Simpson and built in 1908 on Middle Street. Worshippers celebrated New Year's Day there on September 27, 1908.
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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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36142
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Historic homes such as the Isaac Taylor House and John Wright Stanly House had another value to the community: tales of their reputed hauntings. Other house related horror stories noted were a ghost encountered at the Cherry Point Marine Corp Air Station and vigil involving a parrot.
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36140
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The profile honored Minnette Chapman Duffy, who played an important role in the preservation of New Bern’s history. It discussed her Tennessee origins, introduction to New Bern via marriage, receiving the First Annual Gold Medal, and conversion of the Stanly House into the public library. Included was a photo of a profile-style painting of Duffy, originally hung in the Attmore-Oliver House and later donated to the New Bern Historical Society.