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World War I (1914-1918)
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.)
Anti-Saloon League
by Orvedahl, Ginny. The North Carolina Anti-Saloon League was organized in 1902, with J. W. Bailey as chairman of its executive committee. Bailey, a native of Warrenton, was also a U.S. senator. Those involved in the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Approach of World War I
by Lemmon, Sarah McCulloh. In the summer of 1914, most North Carolinians, like most Americans, knew little and cared less about the small country of Serbia in the Balkan Mountains of central Europe. Probably they had never [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Architecture- Part 4: Twentieth-Century Innovations and the Rise of the Architectural Profession
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.)
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.)
Bickett, Thomas Walter (from Research Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. To Thomas W. Bickett (1869-1921), the first North Carolina governor to reach the office by way of a statewide party primary, fell the task of leading the state through World War I. The “War Governor” [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Blackwell, Robert Lester
by Tuttle, Marcia. Robert Lester Blackwell, Congressional Medal of Honor winner, was born in Hurdle Mills in the Bushy Fork Community of Person County. He was the second son and youngest of six children of James B. [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Butner, Henry Wolff
by Powell, William S. Henry Wolff Butner, army officer, was born in Pinnacle, Stokes County, the son of Frank A. and Sarah Wolff Butner. He was a cadet at Davis Military Academy in Winston before receiving an appointment [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Chain Gang
by Ireland, Robert E. From the Reconstruction era to the late 1950s, the use of prisoners in chain gangs to perform hard labor, especially in building and maintaining public roads, was a common practice in North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cherry, Robert Gregg (from Resesarch Branch, NC OA&H)
by Hill, Michael. R. Gregg Cherry, a veteran of World War I, led the state through the closing months of World War II and the years of readjustment to a postwar economy, a period of general prosperity. The “Iron [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
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