Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for The State Vol. 15 Issue 48, May 1948
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Author Carl Sink outlines a wide variety of things to do and see in the mountains of North Carolina in the spring and summer of 1948. Dozens of new sites and activities have been added with an increase in motel accommodations, road improvements and increased access to natural areas.
The author “Old Timer” gives a brief description of 1898 Pasquotank County, including its leading industries and demographics of its citizens. While steamer ran from the county seat of Elizabeth City to all points along the Pamlico and Albemarle Sounds and the canals, the railroad did not extend past Edenton.
Students from the eighth grade class in Aurora completed a project that reported on the history agriculture and citizenry of their local township. This included subjects such as local resident Paul Lincke who wrote the song Shine Little Glowworm, and the use of Tarkle beds to extract tar from wood.
This 1948 article compares “current” postal rates to those from the year 1839, which were considerably higher.