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The Weldon Canal, which was built around the Roanoke Rapids in the Roanoke River in 1834, brought about important economic changes in northeastern North Carolina, helping arrest the mass exodus of the population and bringing prosperity to the area. Due to the difficulties inherent in shipping commodities from the Piedmont section of the state, the legislature granted the Roanoke Navigation Company a charter in 1812 to build a canal that would bypass the rapids. The canal took 22 years to complete at an estimated cost of $395,000. Due to increasing competition for shipping business from railroads, the canal corporation declared bankruptcy in 1870.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 8, Sept 1969, p11-12, 27, il
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10692
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Few North Carolina authors have rivaled Mary Bayard Clark (Clarke) in versatility or quality of work accomplished. She was born in Raleigh on May 13, 1827, the daughter of lawyer and planter Thomas Pollok Devereux and Katherine Ann Johnson of Connecticut, who was descended from five colonial governors. Clark was thoroughly educated, having taken at home, under an English governess, the same courses pursued by her brother in his studies at Princeton.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 8, Sept 1969, p15, por
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Hall recounts the reaction of Wilmington citizens and other individuals across North Carolina to the appearance of the Leonid meteor shower on a winter night in November 1833.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 8, Sept 1969, p14
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McAfee recounts incidents in the life of Andrew Johnson, 17th President of the United States.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 37 Issue 8, Sept 1969, p17, por
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