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In the 1920s and 1930s with the introduction of automobiles and buses, the railroad industry came up with the doodlebug to help spur passenger business. Cheap and energy-efficient, travelers and railroad companies embraced the new car. The base of the doodlebug was actually a Model-T Ford on railroad wheels. Streetcars and highway trucks with railroad wheels also functioned as doodlebugs. Several businesses set up in North Carolina to manufacture the cars, including the Edwards Company, which supplied cars to Fort Bragg's railway. By 1950, bigger, sleeker railroad cars were introduced, ending the doodlebug era.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p14-16, il
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Barbara Lee parks outside the Uwharrie National Forest in Montgomery County after dinner each night, preparing to spend the night in her car. She is looking for nesting holes of the endangered Red-cockaded Woodpeckers. Last year, Lee covered 8,000 of the 40,000 acres of the forest, but rarely sees any of the birds. In a time when clear-cutting of forests is prevalent, it is illegal to cut down nesting trees of these endangered birds. Lee urges property-owners with short-leaf pines to keep an eye out for the birds and to not cut down their trees.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p24-25, il
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In 1975 and 1976, scallop fishing in Dare County became big business. The Wanchese Fish Co., fishing in water fifty miles east of Atlantic City, New Jersey, is showing how profitable this new enterprise can be for North Carolina. Sea scallops, which are sweeter than calico and bay scallops, are brought to shore in roughly 13,000 loads. As well as the ships' crews, shuckers also make money. Unlike other meat industries, nothing is wasted; empty scallop shells are dumped into oyster beds to become feeding grounds.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p12-13, il
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In the Havana harbor on February 15, 1898, 260 sailors were killed with a bomb placed under the USS MAINE exploded, leading to the Spanish-American War. In 1911, the MAINE was resurrected, and a ceremony was held on March 16, 1912, aboard the cruiser NORTH CAROLINA as remains of the dead were brought onboard in coffins. The hull of the MAINE was then allowed to sink back into the ocean. Battleship Day is observed each year on February 15th.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p22-23, il
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Patterson's Mill Country Store, located between Durham and Chapel Hill, combines a country store with a museum. Following authentic 19th century store plans, owners Elsie and John Booker built their store using boards from old warehouses and stores, and opened Patterson's Mill in 1973. The Bookers travel all over the country for their treasures, and devote one room to North Carolina handicrafts. Although still not very well-known, the Bookers' store is starting to gain attention nationally as well as internationally.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p18-19, 36, il
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The first part of a two-part article concerning July 1907 when Carry Amelia Moore Nation came to Raleigh to lecture against the sale of alcoholic beverages. Nation also attacked smoking, Republicans, saloons, and Theodore Roosevelt. Some newspapers gave her ample press while others only brushed her off.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p9-11, il, por
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Garrison reviews where some of the Big Four's big stars went on to do after college. He updates the whereabouts and occupations of athletes from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke University, North Carolina State University, and Wake Forest University. Also included are several ex-coaches.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p20-22, 36, il, por
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Brigadier General Griffith Rutherford led 2,500 militia man over a buffalo trail over twenty days in September of 1776, destroying Cherokee town, barns and crops, and driving the Indians into the hills. Today, the trail is called Rutherford's Trace and historical highway markers line its path from Old Fort to Murphy. In 1946, a monument was erected in Murfreesboro in Rutherford's honor.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p29-31, 39, il
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9180
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A crack was discovered in Fontana Dam, located in Swain County, in 1972. The four-year effort to repair the dam ended in late 1976. The crack was caused by heat expansion, with temperatures reaching 125 degrees. An expansion slot was constructed and placed in the curve in late 1976 after Fontana Lake was lowered 134 feet. With the lake still lowered, now is a great time to visit and see some of the land normally below water.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 44 Issue 9, Feb 1977, p26-27, il
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