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for The State Vol. 6 Issue 18, Oct 1938
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The 30th Division, the famous World War I Division made up of men from North and South Carolina and Tennessee, is holding its 20th reunion in Winston-Salem. Parris recounts the experiences of Sergeant Albert H. Collins, who kept details in a little black book of the attack on September 28, 1918, which broke through Germany's strong Hindenburg Line in northeastern France. It was the last German defense on the Western Front.
In this third in a series of articles on Outstanding Carolina Institutions, Goerch discusses the Southern Fire Insurance Company, which started operating in 1923 in Durham. It is the youngest by 17 years of all the state's fire insurance companies. The company wrote about $40,000 in gross premiums its first year, but in 1937, the total was over $700,000.
Probably no other officer in any American army had as rapid rise in rank as Stephen Ramseur. He began his service with the Confederate Army in April 1861 as a 2nd Lieutenant and he was a Major General when he was mortally wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, October 19, 1864.
The Dunkards are a peaceful, law-abiding religious sect who have been living near Winston-Salem for many generations. In 1749, the Dunkards left Germany and settled in Germantown, PA, later relocating to several other states, including North Carolina. Walker relates some of the Dunkards' religious practices.
In 1937 the State Department of Agriculture decided to operate the State Fair as a state institution. Dr. J. S. Dorton of Shelby was given the job of running it. He is an experienced fair operator having run the Shelby Fair since 1924. For the first time in its history the 1937 State Fair operated at a profit under Dr. Dorton's direction.