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N.C. Industrial Revolution (1900-1929)
1920s: A Decade of Change
by Silverstein, Barrett A. Have you ever heard the phrase “the roaring twenties?” Also known as the Jazz Age, the decade of the 1920s featured economic prosperity and carefree living for many. The decade began with a roar and [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
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.)
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.)
Advisory Budget Commission
by Williams, Wiley J. The Advisory Budget Commission (ABC) was created when the General Assembly of 1925 enacted the Executive Budget Act to vest the governor with more direct supervision of state agencies and [...] (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.)
Airplane, First Flight of
by Parramore, Thomas C. At 10:35 a.m. on 17 Dec. 1903, the first powered flight of an airplane was made from the base of Kill Devil Hill, a sand dune four miles south of the village of Kitty Hawk on the Outer Banks. The [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Albemarle Steam Navigation Company
by Parramore, Thomas C. The Albemarle Steam Navigation Company was incorporated in 1860 as the Albemarle Steam Packet Company. Its 24 initial investors included Edward Wood, Henry A. Bond, Joseph Norcom, and others of the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aluminum Company of America
by Bales, Susan, Hunt, James L. Aluminum Company of America (Alcoa) established an aluminum smelting plant in east Tennessee in 1914. Alcoa purchased sites on the Little Tennessee River in North Carolina between 1910 and 1925 in [...] (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 Legion
by Belton, Tom. The American Legion maintains an important presence in North Carolina, a state that is home to several large military bases and thousands of active and retired soldiers. The U.S. Congress officially [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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