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Pop-bottle blow.

News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 28 August 1944.

Robert Evans was arrested and charged with murder after flipping a glass bottle back at Walter T. Woodard… 46 more words

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Snaps, no. 72: Jesse and Delphia Ruffin Harris.

The 13 September 2018 edition of the Wilson Daily Times featured Jerry Harris‘ contribution of this photograph of his grandparents Jesse “Jack” Harris and… 433 more words

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Three tobacco barns in three weeks.

Wilson Daily Times, 30 July 1929.

Samuel H. Vick had his finger in many pots, including tobacco farming. In a three-week span in July 1929, under circumstances that certainly strike a modern reader as suspicious, he lost to fire three barns filled with his tobacco.

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Snaps, no. 71: Charity Bullock Edwards.

Charity Bullock Edwards (1881-1950).

For more re Charity Bullock Edwards, see here.

Photo courtesy of Ancestry.com user VEdwards357.

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Freddie Williams drowns.

Wilson Daily Times, 12 August 1921.


Per his death certificate, Freddie Williams died 9 August 1921; was a 15 year-old farmhand; and was the son of… 14 more words

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Kirby's School.

The thirteenth in a series of posts highlighting the schools that educated African-American children outside the town of Wilson in the first half of the twentieth century. 198 more words

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The ax slaying of Ollie Richardson.

White farmer Walter Butts split open the head of farm worker Ollie Richardson after an argument. The next day, following a preliminary hearing, a justice of the peace dismissed charges against Butts. 349 more words

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