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15255
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Old newspapers and clippings attest to the fact that the winters of yesteryear were more severe than those of today. The heaviest storm of many years for instance, visited North Carolina in January 1893. Snows closed county offices and men were able to cross the Catawba River on horseback. Severe weather also marked the winter of 1857 where there were 10 days of intense cold and snow, two feet deep in some areas; the snow was so intense that barrels of whiskey froze and burst.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 37, Feb 1940, p29
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15254
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Miss Sue C. Bradsher, clerk of the court in Person County, is the first woman ever to have been elected to that office in the history of North Carolina. She may even be considered not only the first woman but the only woman who ever has received this recognition at the hands of the voters of any county.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 37, Feb 1940, p1, 24, f
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17700
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In 1749, William Washington, said to be a cousin of General Washington, came to Granville County to build his home. His youngest son John later inherited the home. In 1800, John built a large old mansion, called Elmosa, as a gift to his daughter Rowena, who married Dr. J. L. Wortham. It is unknown how the house received the name, but it is thought to have some family significance. Tucker provides a description of the building.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 7 Issue 37, Feb 1940, p4, il
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