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Gilded Age (1876-1900)
Cabinet of Minerals
by Cross, Jerry L. The cabinet of minerals was a collection of native ores assembled in the antebellum period to illustrate their potential commercial value to the state. The original collection was completed in 1856 [...] (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.)
Campbell University
by Faulkner, Ronnie W. Campbell University, a Baptist institution of higher learning located in Buies Creek, started as Buies Creek Academy in 1887 with an enrollment of 21 students. The school was founded by James [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cannon Mills
by Cherry, Kevin. Cannon Mills, producer of all-purpose cloth and kitchen, bathroom, and bedroom textile products, was founded by James William Cannon, a 35-year-old cotton broker and general merchandiser, in 1887 in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Fear Club
by Steelman, Bennett L. The Cape Fear Club is a business and professional men's club, founded on 3 Mar. 1866 in Wilmington and incorporated on 8 Feb. 1872. It is generally recognized as the oldest social club of its kind in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Fear Museum
by Littlejohn, Beverly. The Cape Fear Museum in Wilmington began as the Confederate Museum, started by the Wilmington chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy in 1898. It was originally located in a room on the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Lookout Light Station
by Duggan, Karen, Price, Kerby, Stanford, Herb. Cape Lookout Light Station by Karen Duggan, Kerby Price, and Herb Stanford. Reprinted with permission from the Cape Lookout National Seashore, National Park Service, 2012.   See [...] (from Cape Lookout National Seashore.)
Carolina Central Railway
by Kennedy, George A., Lassiter, Wingate. Carolina Central Railway by Wingate Lassiter and George A. Kennedy, 2006 See also: Seaboard Air Line Railway;Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited) Carolina Central [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cassidey's Shipyard
by Steelman, Bennett L. Cassidey's Shipyard was the smaller of two Confederate shipyards in Wilmington during the Civil War and the construction site of the ironclad CSS Raleigh. The yard was founded when James Cassidey [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Caucasian
by Hunt, James L. The Caucasian was one of the state's most prominent reform publications in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Founded in Clinton in 1884 as the weekly organ of the local Democratic [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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