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Durham, North Carolina, USA

Durham was home to Erwin Mill, the first textile manufacturer to produce denim.

The only Rose Bowl game not played in Pasadena, CA was played in Durham in 1942.

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  • 1865 - April 26 - Confederate Gen J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tenn, at Durham NC

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  • 1895 - Durham
    Durham, a post-village, capital of Durham co., N.C., 26 miles by rail N.W. of Raleigh. It has 13 churches, 3 banks, 4 newspaper offices, 2 colleges,...Read MORE...


  • News 1897 - BIG FIRE IN DURHAM.
    News of a big fire in Durham reached Statesville yesterday. It is said the fire originated in a leaf tobacco warehouse and the report was that 20...Read MORE...


  • News 1907 - Hotel Burns
    Durham, N. C., May 3. - Fire destroyed the Hotel Carolina, a four story frame structure located in the center of the city, entailing a loss of...Read MORE...


  • Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Handsome Residence, Durham, N.C.
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  • Durham, North Carolina, USA
    Hotel Malbourne
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  • 1916
    Durham, a banking city, capital of Durham co., N.C., 26 miles NW. of Raleigh, on the Norfolk and Western and other railroads. It has manufactures of...Read MORE...


  • Durham, North Carolina, USA
    One of the Plants of Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company, Durham, N.C., Home of Chesterfield Cigarettes - "They Satisfy"
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  • 1944 - First racially integrated basketball game in the South
    On March 12, 1944, the first racially integrated basketball game in the South was played in
    Durham between North Carolina College (now NC Central...Read MORE...


  • 1954 - September 2 - WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Durham, North Carolina, USA


Durham, North Carolina, USA
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Handsome Residence, Durham, N.C.
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Hotel Malbourne
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Durham, North Carolina, USA
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One of the Plants of Liggett and Myers Tobacco Company, Durham, N.C., Home of Chesterfield Cigarettes - "They Satisfy"
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History, News and Stories of Durham, North Carolina, USA

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  • 1865 - April 26 - Confederate Gen J E Johnston surrenders Army of Tenn, at Durham NC

    historyorb.com
  • 1895 - Durham
    Durham, a post-village, capital of Durham co., N.C., 26 miles by rail N.W. of Raleigh. It has 13 churches, 3 banks, 4 newspaper offices, 2 colleges,... Read MORE...

  • News  1897 - BIG FIRE IN DURHAM.
    News of a big fire in Durham reached Statesville yesterday. It is said the fire originated in a leaf tobacco warehouse and the report was that 20... Read MORE...

  • News  1907 - Hotel Burns
    Durham, N. C., May 3. - Fire destroyed the Hotel Carolina, a four story frame structure located in the center of the city, entailing a loss of... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Durham, a banking city, capital of Durham co., N.C., 26 miles NW. of Raleigh, on the Norfolk and Western and other railroads. It has manufactures of... Read MORE...

  • 1944 - First racially integrated basketball game in the South
    On March 12, 1944, the first racially integrated basketball game in the South was played in
    Durham between North Carolina College (now NC Central... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - September 2 - WTVD TV channel 11 in Raleigh-Durham, NC (ABC) begins broadcasting

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