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Barrage balloons were a developmental aerial defense strategy for the coast during World War II. The contraption consisted of cigar-shaped neoprene bags inflated with helium and moored to winches controlling altitude. The object of barrage balloons was to create aerial obstacles for enemy airplanes. Balloons placed strategically had the desired effect of pushing enemy aircraft either off target or forced bombers to drop their arsenal at higher altitudes, meaning better chance of inaccuracies. Barrage balloon training began in April 1940 at Camp Davis, near Wilmington, as part of the Coast Artillery Corps.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 28, Dec 1941, p8-9, il
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15153
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Native American tribes in North Carolina are divided into three regions; Eastern, Piedmont, and Mountains. Eastern tribes included Hatteras, Nottoways, Meherrins, Pasquotanks, Chowtanocs, Mahapunga, Pamlicos, and Tuscaroras. Catawba, Saponi, Keyauwee, and Ocaneechi tribes comprised the Piedmont area. Cherokee dominated the western part of the state.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 28, Dec 1941, p4, 25, por
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18451
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In this outing, Goerch travels to Duplin County, home to the largest strawberry market and largest tuberose bulb market in the world. Goerch states \"there are many other interesting points of interest within its boundaries,\" including the state's oldest Presbyterian Church founded in 1736 and the county's outstanding Kenan family.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 9 Issue 28, Dec 1941, p1-3, 18-21, il
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