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Gilded Age (1876-1900)
Barton College
by Martin, James I., Sr. Barton College, originally called Atlantic Christian College, dates to 1886, when the Committee on Education for the Disciples of Christ expressed a desire to establish a collegiate institute in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Baseball
by Sumner, Jim L. Baseball has been popular in North Carolina since the late nineteenth century. Baseball's antecedent, rounders, was widely played in antebellum North Carolina. Modern baseball was apparently [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biltmore Forest School
by Jolley, Harley E. Biltmore Forest School by Harley E. Jolley, 2006 See Also: Biltmore House; Asheville; Biltmore Industries; Pisgah National Forest The Biltmore Forest School, established near Asheville in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biltmore House
by Calton, Brooke. Biltmore House by Brooke Calton, 2006 See also: Pisgah National Forest; Asheville; Biltmore Forest School; Biltmore [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bingham School
by Anderson, Jean B. The Bingham School was actually a series of classical academies overseen by three generations of the Bingham family over a period of 135 years. The esteem in which these teachers were held was such [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blossom's Ferry
by Tetterton, Beverly. Blossom's Ferry was located on the Northeast Cape Fear River on the border between New Hanover and Pender Counties, one mile east-northeast of the community of Castle Hayne and approximately nine [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boll Weevils
by Helms, Douglas. Boll weevils, or cotton boll weevils, were a significant problem to North Carolina cotton growers during much of the twentieth century. The boll weevil (Anthonomus grandis) came to the attention of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bostian Bridge Train Wreck
by Moose, Bill. Bostian Bridge Train Wreck by Bill Moose, 2006 See also: Ghost Train of Bostian's Bridge (from Tar Heel Junior Historian) The Bostian Bridge train wreck occurred on 27 Aug. 1891, just west [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Bourbons
by Harris, William C. Bourbons were conservative Democrats who came to power in North Carolina after Reconstruction, which officially ended in 1877. They were also sometimes known as "Redeemer" Democrats because they [...] (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.)

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