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for The State Vol. 37 Issue 13, Dec 1969
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Although the Salem Christmas 1800 program is only in its third year, it is already considered a great success, having attracted more than 3,000 people from the Winston-Salem area last year. The program, sponsored by Old Salem, Inc., features live actors portraying the sights and sounds of a traditional Moravian Christmas as it would have been celebrated 169 years ago. Records show that the Moravians had few distinctive Christmas customs and that holiday celebrations were largely a continuation of the closely-knit community life as it was lived day by day.
James B. Duke and his brother Benjamin N. Duke are both well known for their accomplishments and philanthropies. But little has been said about the modest and retiring father of the famous Duke boys. Yet Washington Duke was the original Rockefeller of our state; and the two men had much in common, as both were born to poverty and both rose to power in the business world as a result of their own efforts.
The merger of the Piedmont & Northern Railway with the Seaboard Coastline Railway brings to an end one of the most remarkable and interesting companies that ever ran trains in North Carolina. At the start of its career, the line was little more than a new-built country trolley, but in its maturity, it was deemed more of a financial success than any other electric interurban railway in the United States.