Category Archives: Newspaper

1881 Fire

A marker near the Washington County Courthouse mentions three fires that burned it – 1860, 1862, and 1881. While indexing old issues of the Alamance Gleaner (paper of Alamance County, NC), I found a reference to the 1881 fire. The loss is described as $127, 000, of which there was

News from the Chicago Defender

Chicago Defender July 12, 1924, p. A10, col. 6 Plymouth, N.C. Most every Race church in the city is undergoing reconstruction or anticipates such.  The cornerstone to the New chapel’s new building was laid Monday.  The sermon for the occasion was preached by Dr. C.W.B. GORDON of Petersburg, Va.  The