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for The State Vol. 35 Issue 10, Oct 1967
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William R. \"Bill\" Long, the founder of Long Manufacturing Company, grew up in Lawrence, N.C. (approximately 10 miles from Tarboro) and is one of the most colorful business personalities ever to appear on the North Carolina scene. After starting out in the farm equipment repair business, Long went on to design and build his own machines, including hay balers, automatic tobacco harvesters, and the first peanut combine, which he produced in 1957.
Colonel William Lamb assumed command of Ft. Fisher on July 4, 1862, a post he held until the fort's downfall in January of 1865. His first-hand account of those years was given in an address and published by the Wilmington Messenger in 1893. Summarized in the article, Lamb's address has also been reprinted recently by the Blockade Runner Museum in Carolina Beach.