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On the Shores of the Pasquotank :The architectural heritage of Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County, North Carolina

Format: Dead Trees

Source: Public Library

Rating: 4.75

When the Wright brothers visited Elizabeth City in 1903 on their way to Nags Head to try out their flying machine, they commented the Elizabeth City would be one of the next big port towns. 100 more words

Book Review

The Last Half of August, 1934

She makes it home and she is glad!!  However, Jeanette greets her with a letter that never got to Babu while she was in camp.  It reveals that Drobey has found another girl.  279 more words


A Little History of Seafair

With Seafair just around the corner, ever wonder about the history?

The Seafair Beginnings article on HistoryLink,org writes, “The first Seafair took place from August 11 to 20, 1950. 196 more words


A Child Drowned in Norfolk, 1772

This comes from the diary of William Youell of Great Yarmouth, a document in the Norwich Record Office:

9 June The poor girl Quinton taken up this day, her tongue was rolled in her mouth swelled as big as any fish and her Eyes started out of her head, that a great many people believe she was strangled before she was thrown in the water by that unnatural bitch her mother.

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Real Life

Category Doom

Today Cornsay Colliery is a single lonely street in the beautiful rolling hills of County Durham. Most people familiar with it know it only from speeding past as they rush somewhere else.  904 more words


Spotlight on Summer: Picnic Menus, Part 1

by Jennifer Scerra

“There are as many kinds of picnics as there are people to go on them, places to go, and means of getting there.” …

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I got up at eight o’clock when mother woke me; Fido was very pleased to see me and later I took him for a walk in my old trousers because the weather was so bad. 497 more words

Local History