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A. C. Monk and Company
by McArver, Charles H. A. C. Monk and Company was founded in Farmville in 1907 by Albert Coy Monk. Initially, Monk and one assistant bought tobacco and shipped it in hogsheads from the Farmville railroad station. After [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Advertising
by Williams, Wiley J. Advertising by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 Mass advertising in North Carolina began with the founding of the printing trade in the eighteenth century. James Davis, the state's first printer, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 1: Overview
by Hill, Michael, LeCount, Charles, Coclanis, Peter A., Hall, Stephanie, Heiser, Will M., Yeargin, W. W. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 2: Improvements in farming technology
by Hill, Michael. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 3: Changes in the agricultural labor force
by Hill, Michael. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 4: Field crops, livestock, and other agricultural products
by Hill, Michael. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture - Part 5: References
by Hill, Michael. Part i: Overview; Part ii: Improvements in Farming Technology and the Burgeoning of "Mega Farms"; Part iii: Changes in the Agricultural Labor Force; Part iv: Field Crops, Livestock, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Agriculture in North Carolina during the Great Depression
by Bishop, RoAnn. Agriculture in North Carolina during the Great Depression Originally published as "Difficult Days on Tar Heel Farms" by RoAnn Bishop Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Aviation
by Parramore, Thomas C., Ellis, Clyde, Moyer, Stephen. The history of aviation and the airline industry in North Carolina encompasses more than Orville and Wilbur Wright's momentous flight at Kitty Hawk in December 1903. Before that, North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Banking
by Gatton, T. Harry, Coonin, Bryna R. Banking by T. Harry Gatton, 2006 Additional research provided by Bryna R. Coonin. See also: Bank of America; Bank of Cape Fear; Branch Banking and Trust Company; Central Carolina Bank [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bark
by Powell, William S. Bark, generally from oak trees, was an unusual export to Great Britain from the forests of the Carolina-Virginia backcountry in the eighteenth century. As new regions were inhabited, bark from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bechtler Mint
by Holland, Ron. Before gold was discovered in California in 1848, North Carolina was the leading gold-producing state. Although gold was found in some abundance in North Carolina, gold coins as a medium of exchange [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Big Ore Bank
by Hairr, John. Big Ore Bank is a bed of iron ore found in eastern Lincoln County. Worked extensively in the first half of the nineteenth century, this bed was described by Denison Olmsted in 1824 as "extending from [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biltmore Industries
by Holland, Ron. Biltmore Industries by Ron Holland, 2006 See also: Biltmore Forest School; Biltmore House; Asheville The origins of Biltmore Estate Industries can be traced to Eleanor Vance and Charlotte [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biotechnology
by Vocci, Robert Blair. North Carolina is home to one of the most dynamic biotechnology industries in the United States. In the early 2000s, 10 percent of all biotechnology firms were based in the state, and North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blades, James Bishop
by Carraway, Gertrude S. James Bishop Blades, lumberman, industrialist, and financier, of English ancestry, was born at Bishopville, Md., the second son of Captain Peter Clowes Blades and Nancy Emeline West and a grandson of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Book Publishing
by DiNome, William G., Ansley, John F. The growth of book publishing in North Carolina came late relative to other states, primarily because of the state's early agricultural economy. Most books owned in colonial North Carolina were [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boyette, Mike
by Shore, Dee. Dr. Mike Boyette "Solving Modern Problems in Agriculture" by Dee Shore Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Brevard, Alexander
by Williams, Max. Alexander Brevard, Revolutionary War officer, planter, and iron entrepreneur, was a native of Iredell County but spent most of his adult life in Lincoln County. The first Brevard ancestor in America [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brick Making
by Furr, Clegg M. Brick-making techniques were introduced in North Carolina from northern colonies, especially from Jamestown, Va., when settlers began to locate along the Albemarle coastal area in the 1660s. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company
by Bair, Anna Withers. Brown & Williamson Tobacco Company by Anna Withers Bair, 2006 See also: Tobacco, American Tobacco Company; Bull Durham Tobacco; R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; W. Duke Sons and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Building and Loan Associations
by Horton, Clarence E., Jr. Building and Loan Associations are the direct descendants of English building societies, which began in Birmingham, England, in 1781. In America, organizations such as the Oxford Provident Building [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Calcium Carbide
by Butler, Lindley S., Hewitt, Kimberly. Calcium carbide, a chemical compound used in the commercial manufacture of acetylene gas, was discovered accidentally during experiments in aluminum processing in Spray (now Eden) in Rockingham [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon, James William
by Glass, Brent D. James William Cannon, textile manufacturer, was born near Sugaw Creek Church in Mecklenburg County. His father was Joseph Allison Cannon and his mother, Eliza Long. As a boy he worked on his father's [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chambers of Commerce
by Williams, Wiley J. Chambers of Commerce are associations of business people attempting to promote the interests of their members and of local businesses in general. These organizations work to bring new industries to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Child Labor
by Korstad, Robert. Child Labor by Robert Korstad Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 1999. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History Related entry: Childhood [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Coastal Life
by Amspacher, Karen Willis. Coastal Life "Homegrown Skills: Creating a Way of Life at the Coast" by Karen Willis Amspacher Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2009. Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Cole Manufacturing Company
by Helms, Douglas. Cole Manufacturing Company was founded by brothers E. M. and E. A. Cole in Charlotte in January 1900 to manufacture seed planters invented and patented by E. M. Cole. Brightly painted farm implements [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coleman Manufacturing Company
by Baker, Bruce E. The Coleman Manufacturing Company in Concord was the first black-owned cotton mill in the United States. Warren C. Coleman was born a slave in Cabarrus County on 25 Mar. 1849. At the age of 18, only [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Colored Merchants Association
by Tolbert, Lisa. For two months in the spring of 1929, a group of African American grocery store owners in Winston-Salem organized public lectures, meetings, exhibits, and food tastings that attracted large audiences [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Commercial Fishing
by Stick, David, Carter, Kathy. Fishing for both finfish and shellfish has long been an important source of income throughout the coastal area of North Carolina. The state's relative isolation from major markets, the absence of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Company Shops
by Troxler, George W. Company Shops by George W. Troxler, 2006 See also: Spencer; Southern Railway System; Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited) Company Shops was the name given to the community [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dairy Industry
by Middlesworth, Chester Paul. Until commercial dairies became commonplace in the early years of the twentieth century, milking dairy cows was a daily chore on North Carolina farms, providing families with fresh milk, cream, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Electricity's Impact on Rural Life
by Jones, Lu Ann. Electricity's Impact on Rural Life "The Day the Lights Came on" by Lu Ann Jones Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 1985. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Emry, Thomas Leyburn
by Rives, Ralph Hardee. Thomas Leyburn Emry, industrial organizer and promoter, is remembered for his role in discovering the advantages of what is now the city of Roanoke Rapids as a manufacturing site. A prosperous [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farm and Factory Struggles
by Bishop, RoAnn. By the 1920s, North Carolina had become the nation’s largest producer of cotton textiles and the leading industrial state in the Southeast. At the same time, it boasted more farms than every state [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Filmmaking
by Williams, Wiley J., Faulkner, Ronnie W., Albright, Alex. Filmmaking by Alex Albright, 2006 Additional research provided by Ronnie W. Faulkner and Wiley J. Williams. See also: North Carolina Film Board; Town Documentaries. Studio movie [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, John Frederick
by Hood, Davyd Foard. Foard, John Frederick by Davyd Foard Hood, 1986 12 Apr. 1827–11 May 1909 See also: Foard, Osborne Giles (from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography) John Frederick Foard, physician, [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Foard, John Hanby
by Foard, John Hanby, Jr. John Hanby Foard, textile executive, manufacturer, museum director, and Civil War historian, was born in Wilmington, the fourth child of Charles Deems (1863–1951) and Florence Hanby (1875–1932) [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fries Manufacturing and Power Company
by Kirkman, Roger N. Fries Manufacturing and Power Company by Roger N. Kirkman, 2006 The Fries Manufacturing and Power Company was established in 1897 as a spinoff of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fur and Skin Trade
by Freeman, Joan E. The fur and skin trade was a significant industry from the earliest permanent settlement of the region that became North Carolina. Pelts shipped to Europe included beaver, bear, deer, raccoon, mink, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 1: Overview
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips.   Furniture Industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 2: Colonial era to the Civil War
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips. Furniture Industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part iv: Modern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 3: Furniture production in the industrial age
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips. Furniture Industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research provided by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Furniture industry - Part 4: Modern furniture industry
by Marshall, Patricia Phillips. Furniture industry by Patricia Phillips Marshall, 2006 Additional research provided by Michael H. Lewis Part i: Overview; Part ii: Colonial era to the Civil War; Part iii: Industrial age; Part [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gatling Gun
by Stephenson, E. Frank, Jr. Gatling Gun by E. Frank Stephenson Jr. Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History See also: Gatling Gun [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Gold Mining in the Uwharries
by Robinson, Kenneth W. In the early decades of the 1800s, the southern Piedmont's gold mines attracted prospectors, investors, and miners. Tar Heel gold had first been found in 1799 on John Reed’s farm in [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Gold Rush, The North Carolina
by Lewis, Rebecca. The North Carolina Gold Rush by Rebecca Lewis Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History In 1799 an [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Graham, Joseph
by Williams, Max R. Joseph Graham, Revolutionary soldier, politician, and iron entrepreneur, was born in Chester County, Pa. James Graham, his father, was Scotch-Irish and had settled in Berks County, Pa., in 1733. His [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Great Migration
by McKinley, Cynthia Risser, McKinley, Shepherd W. The Great Migration and North Carolina by Dr. Shepherd W. McKinley and Cynthia Risser McKinley Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2006. Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Harkers Island Boats
by Babits, Lawrence E. Harkers Island Boats by Lawrence E. Babits, 2006 See also: North Carolina Shipbuilding Company (from Tar Heel Junior Historian); [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Headache Powder
by Mewborn, Suzanne. When was aspirin invented? The father of modern medicine, Hippocrates, working between 460 and 377 BC, left records of pain-relief treatments that included the use of powder made from the bark and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Information Technology
by Williams, Wiley J., Moore, Mark Anderson. North Carolina is home to one of the world's most vibrant information technology (IT) industries, which generally includes businesses and organizations engaged in the electronic storage, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Inventors, North Carolina
by Davis, Lenwood. North Carolina Inventors "Turning Ideas into Reality" by Dr. Lenwood Davis Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Iron and Steel Industry
by Wait, Douglas A., McKaughan, Joshua. Iron and Steel Industry by Douglas A. Wait and Joshua McKaughan, 2006 See also: Big Ore Bank; Endor Furnace; Nucor Corporation; Troublesome Creek Ironworks. The search by European [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jordan, Benjamin Everett
by Troxler, George W. Jordan, Benjamin Everett by George W. Troxler, 1988 8 Sept. 1896–15 Mar. 1974 See also:  Charles Edward Jordan (from the Dictionary of North Carolina Biography) Benjamin [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Jordan, Daniel William
by Perry, Percival. Daniel William Jordan, planter, collateral relative of John Jordan Crittenden of Kentucky, was born at Jordan Plains, Pitt County, of English ancestry. One Thomas Jordan migrated from England to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lambeth, John Walter, Sr.
by Sink, M. Jewell. John Walter Lambeth, Sr., pioneer furniture manufacturer, banker, and civic leader, was born in the Fair Grove community, two miles south of Thomasville, the sixth child of David Thomas and Caroline [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Leake, Walter Francis
by Bingham, Warren L. Walter Francis Leake, lawyer, politician, and textile manufacturer, was born in Richmond County, the son of Walter and Judith Leake. Growing up in the county, he attended local schools and was [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Life in Textile Mill Villages
by Leloudis, James. Mill hands made their homes in villages owned by the men who employed them.  At the turn of the century 95 percent of southern textile families lived in factory housing. For these people, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Logging
by Hairr, John, Starnes, Richard D. For more than four centuries, North Carolinians have benefited from the commercial use of the state's timber resources. As early as the seventeenth century, the Carolina colony's rich forests gave [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Love, Robert Calvin Grier
by West, Walter Carr, III. Robert Calvin Grier Love, Gaston County textile pioneer, was born at or near Crowder's Creek (now Crowders, Gaston County), the fifth son and sixth of eight children of Andrew and Mary Wilson Love. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
MacRae, Hugh
by Riley, Jack. Hugh MacRae, mining engineer, developer, and industrialist, was born in Carbonton, Chatham County, of Scottish and English descent. He was the son of Julia Norton and Donald MacRae, who served as [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mallett, Charles Peter
by Burhoe, Agnes R. Charles Peter Mallett, planter and merchant, was born in Fayetteville, the son of Colonel Peter Mallett, commissary general of North Carolina during the Revolutionary War, and his wife, Sarah Mumford [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manufacturing- Part 1: Introduction
by Hall, Lisa Coston, deTreville, John R. Manufacturing by John R. deTreville, 2006 Additional research provided by Lisa Coston Hall. See also: Manufacturing (From NC Atlas Revisited); Manufacturing Table of Contents; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manufacturing- Part 1: Overview
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Manufacturing- Part 2: Manufacturing in the Colonial and Antebellum Eras
by Hall, Lisa Coston, deTreville, John R. Manufacturing by John R. deTreville, 2006 Additional research provided by Lisa Coston Hall. See also: Manufacturing (From NC Atlas Revisited); Manufacturing Table of Contents; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manufacturing- Part 2: Productivity
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Manufacturing- Part 3: Decline of Iron Production and the Effects of the Civil War
by Hall, Lisa Coston, deTreville, John R. Manufacturing by John R. deTreville, 2006 Additional research provided by Lisa Coston Hall. See also: Manufacturing (From NC Atlas Revisited); Manufacturing Table of Contents; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manufacturing- Part 3: Early History
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Manufacturing- Part 4: Declines in Traditional Industries
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Manufacturing- Part 4: Postwar Struggles and the Growth of the Milling, Tobacco, and Textile Industries
by Hall, Lisa Coston, deTreville, John R. Manufacturing by John R. deTreville, 2006 Additional research provided by Lisa Coston Hall. See also: Manufacturing (From NC Atlas Revisited); Manufacturing Table of Contents; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manufacturing- Part 5: Specialization
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Manufacturing- Part 5: Twentieth-Century Labor Problems, the Great Depression, and Economic Recovery
by Hall, Lisa Coston, deTreville, John R. Manufacturing by John R. deTreville, 2006 Additional research provided by Lisa Coston Hall. See also: Manufacturing (From NC Atlas Revisited); Manufacturing Table of Contents; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manufacturing- Part 6: Implications of Industrial Changes
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Manufacturing- Part 6: New Industries, Increased Competition, and Diversification in the Modern Era
by Hall, Lisa Coston, deTreville, John R. Manufacturing by John R. deTreville, 2006 Additional research provided by Lisa Coston Hall. See also: Manufacturing (From NC Atlas Revisited); Manufacturing Table of Contents; [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Manufacturing- Part 7: Statewide Distribution of Job Losses
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Manufacturing- Part 8: Factory Closings: 2003-2006
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. Managing [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Manufacturing- Part 9: Future Outlook
by Stuart, Alfred W. Manufacturing by Alfred W. Stuart Professor Emeritus of Geography, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, 2006. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
McCrary, Doctor Bulla
by Underwood, William, Jr. Doctor Bulla McCrary, merchant, manufacturer, philanthropist, and chairman of the North Carolina State Highway Commission, was born on a farm near Asheboro, the son of William Franklin and Frances [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McElwee, John Harvey
by Keever, Homer M. John Harvey McElwee, industrialist and father of the Statesville tobacco industry, was born in York County, S.C., the son of Jonathan Newman and Martha Orr McElwee. He attended the rural schools of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Military Construction at Home
by Duvall, John S. Military Construction at Home "North Carolina’s Wartime Miracle: Defending the Nation" by Dr. John S. Duvall Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Millstones
by Seaman, Jean H. Millstones of large diameter used for grinding cereals, ores for paint, fertilizers, and other products have been quarried from a variety of rocks in North Carolina since colonial times. In Moore [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mining Part 1: Introduction
by Seaman, Jean H. A variety of minerals, gems, and rocks have been excavated in North Carolina since the precolonial era. Mining was known to the region's Indians before European settlement, and evidence of mica [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Myers, Albert Gallatin
by Martin, Sophie S. Albert Gallatin Myers, banker, insurance executive, and textile manufacturer, was born in Chesterfield County, S.C., the sixth of ten children of Stephen Huntley and Winifred Crump Myers. In 1889 his [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Shipbuilding Company (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Scott, Ralph. North Carolina Shipbuilding Company "Wilmington Helps Weld an Allied Victory" by Ralph Scott Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2008. Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
North Carolina Society in 1953 and in 2003
by Freeze, Gary. North Carolina has always been a place where the old and the new live side by side. The time period from 1953 to 2003 is no different. Although patterns from the past, such as eating barbecue or [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Organs
by Johnson, K. Todd. Moravians first brought the organ into North Carolina for use in worship services. Joseph Ferdinand Bulitschek, a Salem cabinetmaker and millwright, built two early organs for Moravian congregations [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Oyster War
by Stevenson, George. In 1891 North Carolina declared "war" on the oyster fishermen who had drifted down from the north. By the 1880s overfishing had dangerously depleted the seemingly inexhaustible oyster beds of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paine, Sidney Small
by Powell, William S. Paine, Sidney Small by William S. Powell, 1994 26 Feb. 1887–29 Dec. 1972 Sidney Small Paine, cotton manufacturer, was born in Boston, Mass., the son of Sidney Borden and Mary Adams Small [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Paper Mills
by Williams, Wiley J., Stevenson, George, Roundtree, Lynn. The earliest North Carolina paper mill, erected in 1777 in Orange County by John Hulgan, was equipped with a water-powered stamper to pound rags to fiber. From 1777 to 1896, there were ten [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Parker, Surry
by Bosman, Jane Parker. Parker, Surry by Jane Parker Bosman, 1994 1 Dec. 1866–21 Apr. 1942 Surry Parker, designer and builder of steam logging machinery and founder of Pinetown, was born in Nansemond County, Va., [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Penn, Charles Ashby
by Butler, S. Penn, Charles Ashby by Lindley, S. Butler, 1994 29 Nov. 1868–22 Oct. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Piedmont Airlines
by Turner, Walter R. Piedmont Airlines "Flies the Blue Skies" by Walter R. Turner Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2003. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Piedmont Wagon Company
by Williams, Wiley J. The Piedmont Wagon Company was founded in 1878 outside of Hickory by George G. Bonniwell, a mechanical engineer, architect, and builder, and A. L. (Andy) Ramseur, operator of a gristmill, an iron [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Printing
by Middlesworth, Chester Paul, Pyatt, Timothy D. Printing by Timothy D. Pyatt and Chester Paul Middlesworth, 2006 See also: Book Publishing In 1749 North Carolina's provincial government brought James Davis from Virginia to become the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads Carry Wounded Soldiers
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. Railroads Carry Wounded Soldiers "Hospital Cars Rode the Rails" by Larry K. Neal Jr. Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2008. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Railroads: Part 1 - Introduction
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Railroads by Douglas A. Wait and John R. deTreville, 2006 See also: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; Carolina Central Railway; CSX Corporation; Norfolk Southern Railroad; North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 4 - Passenger and Tourist Train Services
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 5 - Twentieth-Century Trends and Decline
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Real Estate
by Williams, Wiley J. Real estate is one of the largest industries in North Carolina, representing billions of dollars of the state's economy and touching the lives of millions of North Carolinians, from first-time [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction
by Wells, Mike "Lightnin'". Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers
by Wells, Mike "Lightnin'". Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success
by Wells, Mike "Lightnin'". Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 4: Record Production since the 1970s
by . Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Recording Industry - Part 5: References
by . Recording Industry - Part 1: Introduction; Recording Industry - Part 2: North Carolina Recording Pioneers; Recording Industry - Part 3: Independent Labels Find Success; Recording Industry - Part 4: [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Research Triangle Park
by Williams, Wiley J. Research Triangle Park, the largest planned research center in the United States, was created in 1959 through the efforts of Governor Luther Hodges and hundreds of scientists, politicians, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roadside Attractions
by Foss, Mandy. Roadside Attractions "You Can’t Miss It: Roadside Fun" by Mandy Foss Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2008. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Robertson, Reuben Buck
by Lanning, Elaine Kaye. Reuben Buck Robertson, industrialist, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, the son of Charles Dunbreck and Cynthia Buck Robertson. A Scottish immigrant, his father served as an Ohio jurist. After graduating [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Savings and Loan Associations
by Williams, Wiley J. Savings and Loan Associations by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 Savings and Loan Associations (S&Ls) in North Carolina were an outgrowth of the original building and loan associations, which were [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Scales, Hamilton
by Mylan, Linda. Hamilton Scales, tobacco manufacturer and warehouseman, was the son of James and his second wife, Elizabeth Deatherage Scales. Young Scales's mother died in 1824, and thirteen years later his father [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shell Castle
by Norris, David A. Shell Castle by David A. Norris, 2006 For about two decades in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, the oceangoing trade of most of North Carolina was funneled [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Shipbuilding
by Stick, David, Fontenoy, Paul E. Shipbuilding by David Stick and Paul E. Fontenoy, 2006 See also: Harkers Island Boats; Ironclads; Liberty Ships; North Carolina Shipbuilding Company (from Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Slane, Willis Howard, Jr.
by Kirkman, Stacy N. Willis Howard Slane, Jr., aviator and businessman, was born in High Point, the eldest son of Willis Howard and Meredith Clark Slane. His primary education included studies at Raymond Riredon School [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Snow, Ernest Ansel
by Powell, William S. Ernest Ansel Snow, lumberman and furniture manufacturer, was born in Ferrisburg, Vt., the son of William Henry and Lydia Jane Cramer Snow. He moved to North Carolina with his family in 1867. At [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Southern Power Company
by Williams, Wiley J. Benjamin N. and James B. Duke (sons of Washington Duke, the tobacco magnate and prominent philanthropist), along with partners Walker Gill Wylie and William States Lee, incorporated the Southern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spach, William Elias
by Spach, John Thom. Spach, William Elias by John Thom Spach, 1994 24 Apr. 1830–21 Feb. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spray Water Power and Land Company
by Butler, Lindley S. The Spray Water Power and Land Company, established in 1889 by James Turner Morehead, was a hydroelectric power, textile, and land development company that created the Spray industrial complex on the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Steam Powered Cars
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. Alternative fuel sources are very popular today, as production has increased for hybrid cars that use more than one kind of power technology. Research continues into electric and hydrogen fuel cells. [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Steele, James Columbus
by Macnicholas, John. Steele, James Columbus by John Macnicholas, 1994 10 July 1839–13 July 1921 James Columbus Steele, inventor and industrialist, was born near [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stephenson, William Hermas
by Powell, William S. Stephenson, William Hermas by William S. Powell, 1994 12 May 1897–5 Jan. 1986 William Hermas Stephenson, manufacturer [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stronach, William
by Murray, Elizabeth Reid. William Stronach, state capitol stonemason, marble carver, Raleigh businessman, and founder of the family in North Carolina, was born at Stroneveagh (meaning "the place of the Stronachs") in Moray [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Stroup, Jacob and Moses Stroup
by deTreville, John R. Jacob and Moses Stroup Stroup, ironworkers, came from a family of "mechanics," ironworkers, and small businessmen who were among the earliest to engage in the iron industry in North Carolina, South [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Task System
by Williams, Wiley J. The task system, in which workers were paid not by the hours they worked but by the number and quality of specific tasks they performed, was common in the industrial economy of late [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Textile Strike of 1934
by Davis, B.J. Textile Strike of 1934 "Walking Out: The Great Textile Strike of 1934" by B.J. Davis Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2010. Tar Heel Junior Historian [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tobacco Barrels: Hogsheads
by Holcomb, Alison. Tobacco Barrels: Hogsheads "Analyzing an Artifact: What in the World is a Hogshead?" by Alison Holcomb Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2009. Tar Heel [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Tobacco Industry, Inventions in the
by Roberts, Ben. Inventions in the Tobacco Industry by Ben Roberts Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History Before the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Transportation improvements in the 1920s
by Turner, Walter R. When World War I ended in 1918 and the troops came home, folks felt optimistic about the future and eager to get on with their lives. This optimism led to an extraordinary decade that brought major [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Transportation, History of
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. Today, people rarely think twice about traveling to, from, or within North Carolina— whether by car, train, or airplane. Within hours a person can travel anywhere in the United States or in the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Transylvania Company
by Williams, Wiley J. Transylvania Company by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 The Transylvania Company was organized as Louisa Company in 1774 to invest in vacant, nonpatented wild lands within the chartered limits of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Travel and Tourism
by Starnes, Richard D. Travel and Tourism by Richard D. Starnes, 2006 See also: Resorts. North Carolina's mountains, beaches, scenic attractions, and historic sites annually [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trucks and Trucking
by Williams, Wiley J., Ireland, Robert E., Hackney, Janet M. North Carolina truck manufacturing began in Wilson and Henderson in the 1910s. In about 1914 Hackney Brothers Wagon Company, a Wilson firm founded in  1854 by Willis Napolean Hackney that made [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Utilities, Regulation of
by Hunt, James L. The regulation of utilities in North Carolina has always reflected the tension between the goals of private business and the needs of the public. It has been shaped by massive technological change, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Virginia Electric & Power Company
by Hunt, James L. The Virginia Electric & Power Company was organized in 1909 and initially owned and operated electric street railways and streetlights in Richmond, Va. In the 1920s the company expanded its [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
W. Duke, Sons and Company
by Durden, Robert F. Washington Duke returned to his small farm in what was then Orange County as a penniless Confederate veteran in the early summer of 1865. Aided by his three children still at home-Mary E., Benjamin [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Waddell, Charles Edward
by Stephens, Eleanor Waddell. Charles Edward Waddell, civil and electrical engineer, was born at Moorefields near Hillsborough, the son of Francis Nash and Anne Ivie Miller Waddell and a descendant of Colonel Hugh Waddell. With [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Warlick, Absalom
by Goins, Michael Edgar. Absalom Warlick, skilled ironworker, was born near Warlick Settlement in West Lincoln County, the son of Daniel II and Maria Margaretta Mosteller Warlick. Daniel Warlick I and Marie Barbara [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wheeler Airlines (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Wadelington, Charles W. In North Carolina, aviation experienced important developments in the late 1920s. In 1928 the state’s first airmail flight landed at Lindley Field in Greensboro. By 1929 Raleigh introduced commercial [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Whiskey
by Middlesworth, Chester Paul. Whiskey-making and distribution has been part of North Carolina's commerce and culture from the beginning of European settlement. Whiskies in North America are made from a mash of rye, corn, barley, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
White Classes of Antebellum NC (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Bolton, Charles C. Before the Civil War, North Carolina was an overwhelmingly rural state where most white citizens lived and worked on farms and plantations. Even as late as 1850, only one town in the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Willcox (or Wilcox), John
by Troxler, George W. John Willcox (or Wilcox), Chatham County iron manufacturer, was born in Concord, Chester County, Pa., the first son of Thomas and Elizabeth Cole Willcox. About 1759 he moved to Cross Creek where he [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williamson, Robert Lynn
by Bair, Anna Withers. Robert Lynn Williamson, tobacco manufacturer and agriculturist, was born at Sunnyside, the family plantation in the Locust Hill section of Caswell County. He was the oldest son of Thomas Farish, a [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Williamson, Thomas Farish
by Bair, Anna Withers. Thomas Farish Williamson, early tobacco manufacturer, planter, and church leader, was born at the family plantation, Poplar Grove, in the Stoney Creek Township of Caswell County, the second son of [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wine and Wine Making
by Glynn, Elizabeth Scheld. North Carolina is home to the nation's first cultivated wine grape, the scuppernong, which is a variety of the muscadine grape (Vitis rotundifolia) and grows in abundance from the coast to the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Women Inventors
by Davis, Lenwood. North Carolina has been home to women inventors throughout history. Even before the Civil War (1861–1865), one woman from the Tar Heel State received a United States patent. In 1834 Ethel H. Porter, [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
World's Columbian Exposition
by Norris, David A. In 1892 the United States celebrated the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's first voyage and the following year staged the World's Columbian Exposition, held in Chicago from May to November [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wright, Orville
by Troxler, George W. WRIGHT, ORVILLE by George W. Troxler, 1996 19 Aug. 1871–30 Jan. 1948 See also:  Wright, Wilbur (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography); Wright Brothers in North Carolina [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
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