12/31/09 338 W - + 18 - 13 History Week

For travel during the holidays, Mr. Blogger has been visiting libraries and local history rooms therein. So far he's travelled to Burlington, Durham, Fayetteville, Greensboro, and Winston-Salem. (Plus Wilson Library's North Carolina Collection at UNC.)

Unlike Raleigh, however, which has its local history collection in a small branch library, the others are at main libraries. Which are smack downtown, and which has made for some interesting people watching. Bus terminals, train stations, and public libraries. The true cross-section of America.

There was even some guy walking around in a short-sleeved Hawaiian shirt! 

What is Mike researching? General fire history for North Carolina, plus any new bits about both city and county departments. Sure, it's more scratching the surface than anything, but it's a heck of a fun diversion. Some of what was found, and what'll largely be shared over time, includes:

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