Monthly Archives: April 2015

This Day in History – April 4, 1870

Richard B. Fitzgerald, African-American brickmaker, businessman and president of Mechanics and Farmers Bank, marries Sarah Ann ‘Sallie’ Williams.

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Durham Prison Farm

Durham Prison Farm Photo Photo Courtesy of :http://www.opendurham.org/sites/default/files/images/2009_2/countyprisonfarm_1880s.jpg  INFORMATION ON PHOTO Current Name of Facility:DURHAM COUNTY HOME Location of Facility:North Roxboro Road Years:Built in 1882 / demolished in 1973 Architectural style:  Colonial Revival Construction type:  Masonry , Frame , Brick … Continue reading

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Durham Smoking Tobacco

Advertisement of John Green’s son’s tobacco (credit info in PDF) This brief blurb in the Raleigh News published in 1878 raises a number of lingering questions for the 21st century reader. Some that stand out are: Who was John R. … Continue reading

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Confederate Surrender at Bennett Place

April 17, 18, and 26, 1865: Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston surrendered his troops to Union General William T. Sherman at Bennett Place in Durham. This was the largest surrender of the Civil War, and the generals had to meet … Continue reading

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Bennett Place Now and Then

Bennett Place circa 1880 Bennett Place is the site of the largest surrender surrender of Confederate soldiers ending the American Civil War, on April 26, 1865. It is located on 4409 Bennett Memorial Rd, Durham, NC 27705 and is open to the … Continue reading

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Significant election scene at Washington,D.C.

Background on Significant election scene at Washington,D.C. Title of Photo: Significant election scene at Washington,D.C. June 3, 1867 Illustrator :  A.W. M’Callum aka (Andrew McCallum) Location City in Photo:  Washington, D.C. Date of Photo Scene: June 3, 1867 Date Published  … Continue reading

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Margaret Faucette

Several primary sources were used to tell the story of Margaret Faucette and how she contributed to shaping of the city of Durham. We will take an in-depth look at the sources that were used to better understand what they … Continue reading

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