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From The Franklin Times - Tar River Roots

Turpentine Industry Played Role in Pre-Civil War Era

turpentine The production of naval stores-tar, pitch, and turpentine-was a major industry in North Carolina from the early eighteenth century until after the Civil War. On the eve of this conflict, Franklin County played a minor role in this aspect of the state's economy.
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Dugout Canoe Offers a Peek at History of the Region

An old dugout canoe discovered on the bank of the Tar River above Louisburg in 2001 raises interesting questions about trade and transportation in this region during the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries.
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Column Archive

August 20, 2015 - Turpentine Played Role in Pre-Civil War Era

June 30, 2015 - Dugout Canoe Offers a Peek at History of the Region

June 23, 2015 - State Fair for African Americans

June 25, 2015 - Photographer
Documented Architecture

June 18, 2015 - Buchanan Visited
Franklinton in 1859

May 28, 2015 - Local Link to Nation's
Heritage Remembered

May 21, 2015 - McKinne Brothers Served
County for Years

April 30, 2015 - Union Troops Marched
through County 150 Years
Ago

April 9, 2015 - County Woman was a
Leader in Home Extension
Movement

March 26, 2015 - Presbyterians Active in
County after Civil War

March 19, 2015 - A Slice of Life During
WWI

February 26, 2015 - Future UNC President
Lived in Louisburg

February 12, 2015 - Some of What
Glittered Was Gold!

January 29, 2015 - Local Attorney Helped
Develop Gold Mine

January 1, 2015 - Granville's 1858 Fair
Had Regional Impact

December 25, 2014 - Pilot Gray's Map Vital
Source for Historians

November 26, 2014 - Pilot Once Known as
"Loafers Crossing"

November 13, 2014 - County's "Old Jail"
Held Inmates for
100 Years

October 30, 2014 - Oh, the Tales the Old
Jail Could Tell!

October 9, 2014 - Fire Forces County to
Build Jail

September 4, 2014 - Louisburg Churches Featured

August 21, 2014 - Courthouse Cost $4,058
in 1849

August 7, 2014 - Thomas Blacknall

July 10, 2014 - Sterling Cotton Mills

July 3, 2014 - Kittrell College

June 26, 2014 - Improved Quality of Life

June 19, 2014 - Bringing the University
to Farm Families

May 22, 2014 - Depression-Era Farms

May 8, 2014 - Louisburg Female College

April 17, 2014 - Aunt Abby House

March 20, 2014 - Albion Academy

March 6, 2014 - Granville Riots

February 20, 2014 - Thomas Bickett

February 6, 2014 - Orren Randolph Smith
Tintype

January 23, 2014 - Youngsville: 1897
Boom

January 9, 2014 - Historic Legislation

November 28, 2013 - John H. Williamson

November 7, 2013 - Railroad Gave Boost to
                                   Region

October 24, 2013 - Next Steps for Center?

October 17, 2013 - St. Matthias' Chapel

September 26, 2013 - Cedar Rock Academy

September 12, 2013 - What Should Tar
                                       River Center Be?

August 22, 2013 - Louisburg Surrenders

August 15, 2013 - Free Blacks Before 1860

July 25, 2013 - Bunn Poised for Growth

July 11, 2013 - Sanborn Maps