Sedan-size maps of centuries past weren’t as convenient as our smartphones’ GPS, but without them, we would have been lost.
Brilliant artists, poets, and intellectuals established Black Mountain College’s reputation as a bastion of innovative thinkers. The college’s brief, obscure existence — and its avant-garde “Happening” — sealed its legend.
Troops from both sides — and even prisons — find escape from the slog of war with a bat and ball. (Volume 4, Part 4)
For a brief time in the 1970s, college students threw off their inhibitions — among other things — and ran free.
Telephone operators once helped connect folks across the state before “If you’d like to make a call … ” became standard.
A husband and wife stay together — and fight together — through the duration of the war. (Volume 4, Part 3)
Tar Heel soldiers grow weary of war and leave their regiments — only to fight for the north. (Volume 4, Part 2)
Demands for higher pay and a 40-hour workweek ignite a furor in Gastonia in 1929.
The cardinal represents North Carolina, but maybe a vanished breed should be our state bird.