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Genealogy, Local History

Castaways was the magic word…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KHGOLc5hF7k&feature=share&fbclid=IwAR0xxaHBgVmQRG3Dsuj73g9w7K0Us2IOnO3xT2LwiPATH8tkigb0q0wQxzY Maurice Williams and the Zodiacs, 1960. Some of us once heard a nearly half hour version of this song because the audience wouldn't let them stop. Let’s say that it is a Sunday afternoon in the mid-1960s. You are a twenty year old guy. Your friends are all away at college, but you just… Continue reading Castaways was the magic word…

Exhibits, Local History, North Carolina History, Winston-Salem

Commemorating the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Women's suffrage, the right of women to vote in elections, was a hard-won right by generations of women. In the United States, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by Congress on May 19, 1919, and ratified by states on August 18, 1920, one hundred years ago this year. To commemorate the 100th… Continue reading Commemorating the Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Local History, North Carolina History

Why is it called Bethania Station Road?

Click on images to see full size where available   We love questions. Here is one: “Why is it called Bethania Station Road?” Answer: Because once upon a time in the late 19th / early 20th century, there was a railroad station that served the community of Bethania there. Today, Bethania is a sleepy little… Continue reading Why is it called Bethania Station Road?