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15029
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Along with many other \"firsts\" North Carolina has the right to claim the first, and only, woman Master Mason in the history of the Masonic order. Her name was Mrs. Katherine Sweet Babington; she was born in 1815 near Siler City in Chatham County. As a young girl she secreted herself in the lodgeroom, learned the secrets of the order, and was administered the obligations.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 8 Issue 1, June 1940, p4, 24, il
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Timber rafting was a big industry on the Upper Cape Fear River during the 19th-century before railroads. The industry employed hundreds of men who stripped virgin pine forests of their finest sticks and bound them into long rafts for the 125-mile trip down the river to sawmills at Point Peter near Wilmington. The rafts also carried bales of cotton and barrels of turpentine.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 8 Issue 1, June 1940, p6-7, f
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17899
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Needham Bryan Cobb had a unique way to teach geography in the 19th Century. He incorporated the names of counties, creeks, sounds, and other features into poems that students then memorized from his 1887 book, POETICAL GEOGRAPHY OF NORTH CAROLINA.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 8 Issue 1, June 1940, p11
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17898
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Lawrence recounts some of the history of the 26th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, especially its performance at Gettysburg.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 8 Issue 1, June 1940, p9, 25
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17897
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Topping describes the upcoming Rhododendron Festival which is held in Asheville. Started in 1928, the festival now covers seven entertainment-filled days.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 8 Issue 1, June 1940, p1,19-20, il
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