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for The State Vol. 11 Issue 23, Nov 1943
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Throughout Antebellum South women were charged with household duties and were not expected to seek jobs. Two common positions for women included teaching and journalism but some women broke gender employment boundaries. Within the historical account, women owned small business from retail to inns and taverns. Mary McKechen, of Tennessee produced and sold gunpowder.
The North Carolina Shipbuilding Company of Wilmington gave ships it built historic vessel names. The C2 class cargo ships were very dissimilar to mid-19th-century clipper ships to which were being remembered. C2s represented modern, large steel cargo ships whereas clipper ships embodied the epitome of wooden sailing vessel design.
Sampson County, one of the state's largest counties in area, has a population around 50,000. From its beginnings the county has been heavily agricultural with tobacco and cotton as major crops, and anything that can be grown in eastern North Carolina will grow there.