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Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - Hotel Carolina

The first state owned art museum in the country is located in Raleigh.

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1585 - Raleigh. The first colony, established in 1585 under the leadership of Ralph Lane, ended in failure.

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1792 - Raleigh, North Carolina founded

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1854 - Raleigh
Raleigh, a city, capital of North Carolina, and scat of justice of Wake co., a few miles W. from Neuse river, 148 miles N. by W. from Wilmington, CO miles N. N. E. from Fayetteville, and 286 miles from Washington. Lat. 35° 47' N., Lon. 78° 48' W. The situation is elevated and healthy. An open area of ten acres, named Union Square, occupies the centre of the city, from which four principal streets, 99 feet wide, extend in different directions. The state house, situated in Union square, is among the largest and most splendid capitols in the United States. It is built of granite, and surrounded with massive columns of the same material, after the model of the Parthenon, and surmounted by a handsome dome. The dimensions are 166 feet long by 90 wide, and the cost above $500,000. The former state house, which contained a marble statue of Washington, by Canova, was destroyed by fire in 1831. The North Carolina Institution for the Deaf and Dumb has recently been established at this place. The ... Read MORE...

1865 - April 13 - Battle of Raleigh, NC

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1865 - November 21 - Shaw University forms in Raleigh NC

1868 - January 14 - NC constitutional convention meets in Raleigh

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1892 - December 26-28 - An Atlantic coast storm produced 9.5 inches of snow at Raleigh NC

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1895 - Raleigh
Raleigh, a city of North Carolina, the capital of the state and the seat of justice of Wake co., is 133 miles N.N.W. of Wilmington, N.C., and 286 miles S.S.W. of Washington, D.C. Lat. 35° 47' N.; lon. near 78° 40'W. The city is situated on elevated ground and in the centre has an open area, called Union Square, from which four principal streets, 99 feet wide, extend in different directions. Here is located the capitol building, a handsome granite edifice with massive columns and surmounted by a dome. It is 166 feet long, 90 feet wide, and cost $740,000. Raleigh also contains a penitentiary, a United States court-house, a state lunatic asylum, an institution for the blind, an agricultural and mechanical college, a state experimental farm, agricultural department buildings, supreme court and state library buildings, Peace Institute and St. Mary's school for white girls, Shaw University (colored) for both sexes, St. Augustine's normal school (colored) for both sexes, 3 cotton-mills, an... Read MORE...

1906
Raleigh, a city, the capital of North Carolina, and tho seat of justice of Wake co., 143 miles NNW. of Wilmington, on the Seaboard Air Line, the Raleigh and Cape Fear and the Southern Rs. Lat. 35° 47' N. ; Ion. near 78° 40' W. The city is situated on elevated ground and in the centre has an open area, Union Square, on which is located the capitol building, a handsome granite edifice surmounted by a dome. Raleigh contains a penitentiary, a United States court-house, state lunatic asylum, institutions for the blind and deaf and dumb, an agricultural and mechanical college, state experiment farm, supreme court and state library buildings, the Peace Institute, St. Mary's School, Shaw University, St. Augustine's Normal School and Collegiate Institute, Baptist Female Institute, and the state geological museum. The industrial establishments comprise cotton-, cotton-seed oil and hosiery-mills, fertiliser- and car-works, iron-foundries, and railway-shops. The city is an important centre of tho ... Read MORE...

1907 - Three Trainmen Killed.
Raleigh, N. C., Aug. 7. - Two bodies in burning debris and one body recovered from the wreck, 11 freight cars burned and several passengers slightly injured, are the results of a head-on collision on the Southern railway, nine miles east of Raleigh, Tuesday night. The dead are:

W. C. PARKER, Spencer, N. C., engineer of freight train.
JACK BETHEL, Greensboro, N. C., fireman, and Fireman Young of Lexington, N. C.

Stevens Point Daily Journal
Stevens Point, Wisconsin
August 7, 1907
1911 - Lightning Started Fire
Raleigh, N. C. June 12. - The business section of Apex, this county, was swept away by fire today. Seven stores and the two banks were destroyed. Lightning striking a restaurant started the fire. The loss will be about $60,000.
The Washington Post
Washington, D.C.
June 13, 1911
1927 - March 2 - Raleigh, NC, was buried under 17.8 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for that location.

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March 2, 1927
1953 - September 5 - 1st privately operated atomic reactor-Raleigh NC

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2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Raleigh, North Carolina:
North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences:

Explore the exhibits and learn about the natural world. It's an excellent place for science enthusiasts and families.

North Carolina Museum of Art:

Enjoy a diverse collection of visual arts, from classical to contemporary. The museum also has beautiful outdoor installations and trails.

Pullen Park:

One of the oldest amusement parks in the United States, Pullen Park offers a charming atmosphere with a carousel, train rides, and pedal boats.

William B. Umstead State Park:

If you love the outdoors, this is the place to be. Hike, bike, or simply enjoy a picnic in the beautiful Umstead State Park.

Dorothea Dix Park:

A large, scenic park that often hosts events and festivals. It's a great place for a walk or a picnic.

North Carolina Museum of History:

Delve into North Carolina's rich history with engaging exhibits and interactive displays.

Raleigh City Market:

This historic market area offers a mix of shops,... Read MORE...

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