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for The State Vol. 57 Issue 11, Apr 1990
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The 1918-1919 influenza epidemic killed millions worldwide, including 13,644 in the state. A large number of Army trainees on the University of North Carolina campus died, as did UNC president Edward Kidder Graham.
In 1919, the best pistol shots in the Allied armies met in competition at LeMans, France. The American team won, and team member Lloyd E. Griffin of Edenton was one of the world's top three shooters. He died in 1987 at age 94.
The Charles B. Aycock State Historic Site in Wayne County honors the state's education governor. Among his accomplishments were raising school appropriations, state textbook adoptions, and creation of 877 rural school libraries.
Charlotte artist Werner Willis' oil or watercolor paintings include commercial projects and fine art. A recent series of four paintings portrays Charlotte landmarks, like Dilworth Pavilion, during the 1890s.
Public transportation entered a new phase on February 1, 1889, when trolley service began in Asheville and later across the state. Though popular, equipment costs and rising upkeep, plus the automobile's popularity, led to its end in 1948.