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Burroughs Wellcome Fund
by Moore, Cecelia. Burroughs Wellcome Fund (BWF) is an independent private foundation whose mission is to advance the medical sciences by supporting research and other scientific and educational activities. It was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cisterns
by Carnes-McNaughton, Linda F. Cisterns, large receptacles built for the storage of water, were used in North Carolina for potables or fire protection in all types of urban and rural buildings prior to the advent of modern [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cool Pool
by Nash, Jaquelin Drane. On 9 July 1933 the Tarboro Town Council voted to ask Frick and Company of Waynesboro, Pa., to design and install a refrigerating unit for its new municipal swimming pool. After operating for only [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Delco Lights
by Carpenter, Joanne G. Delco lights, invented in 1912 by C. F. Kettering in Kokomo, Ind., were used by many North Carolinians before the federal government's efforts to electrify the rural South during the Great [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Dixie Dynamo
by Hill, Michael. Dixie Dynamo, the nickname given North Carolina in a 1962 article in National Geographic magazine, was widely adopted by the state's political leaders, businesspeople, and journalists as a way of [...] (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.)
Elion, Gertrude and Dr. George Hitchings
by Hall, Lisa Coston. Gertrude Elion and Dr. George Hitchings By Lisa Coston Hall Reprinted with permission from The Tar Heel Junior Historian, Fall 2006. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society
by Midgette, Nancy Smith. The Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, founded in Chapel Hill in 1883 by Francis Preston Venable and other University of North Carolina scientists, served as a forerunner of the modern North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Experimental Railroad
by Williams, Wiley J. "Experimental Railroad" usually refers to the mile-and-a-quarter road built by the Experimental Railroad Company of Raleigh in 1832-33 (at a cost of $2,700) to allow horse-drawn cars to transport [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fessenden, Reginald Aubrey
by Mitchell, Thornton W. Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, physicist and inventor, was born in East Bolton, Quebec, Canada, the son of the Reverend Elisha Joseph and Clementina Trenholme Fessenden. When Fessenden was nine, the [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)

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