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Gilded Age (1876-1900)
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company
by Lewis, Edward A. The Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company (A&R), chartered on 22 June 1892, became one of North Carolina's most colorful and successful "short-line" railroads. It was founded by Aberdeen [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agricultural Society
by Williams, Wiley J. Agricultural Society by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 See also: State Fair. The Agricultural Society of North Carolina was organized in December 1818 in Raleigh with Governor John Branch as ex [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alamance Mills
by McGrath, Eileen, Glass, Brent D. The original Alamance Cotton Mill was founded by Edwin M. Holt and William A. Carrigan on Big Alamance Creek near Burlington in 1837, at the site of several small, water-powered operations, including [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Indians - Part 4: Sovereignty and cultural identity
by DiNome, William G. Part i: Introduction; Part ii: American Indians before European contact; Part iii: Indian tribes from European contact to the era of removal; Part iv: The struggle for Indian sovereignty and cultural [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
American Tobacco Company
by Carter, Robert W., Jr. American Tobacco Company by Robert W. Carter Jr., 2006 See also: W. Duke, Sons and Company; Tobacco, Brown and Williamson Tobacco Company; Bull Durham Tobacco; R. J. Reynolds Tobacco [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Andrews Geyser
by Joyner, Whitmel M. Andrews Geyser, a massive artificial fountain located near the town of Old Fort in McDowell County, was created as a dramatic tourist attraction during the early years of the Western North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Architecture- Part 3: Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Other Nineteenth-Century Trends
by Bishir, Catherine W. Architecture by Catherine W. Bishir, 2006 See also: Barns; Biltmore House; Christ Episcopal Church; College of Design; Cupola House; Independence Building; State Capitol; Architecture [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asheville Normal and Collegiate Institute
by Wright, Ann S. Asheville Normal and Collegiate Institute was an outgrowth of the Home Industrial School, an elementary school started in 1887 by Louis M. Pease and his wife. The Peases directed the school, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atlantic & Western Railway Company
by Kennedy, George A. The Atlantic & Western Railway Company was chartered on 7 Mar. 1899 under sponsorship of the Edwards family of Sanford. It took over the operation of a line extending 12 miles west from Hope [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atlantic Collegiate Institute
by Williams, Wiley J. In 1878 Samuel Lloyd Sheep, a Pennsylvanian who had recently arrived in Elizabeth City, opened the Elizabeth City Academy. The history of the academy in its earliest years is unknown, but records [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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