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News and Observer (Raleigh, N.C.), 27 May 1908. North Carolina Collection.

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May 27, 1908
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  • Farmville's choice: In this lesson, students will learn about rural life in North Carolina at the turn of the century. Home demonstration and 4H clubs implemented many programs to help people learn better farming techniques, ways of preserving food, and taking care of the home. Several North Carolina leaders went to great lengths to ensure the success of these programs. In part of this activity, students help the town of Farmville dedicate a monument to one of those people. (Page 4.3)

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A News and Observer headline about Prohibition

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A headline from the Raleigh, North Carolina newspaper The News and Observer on May 27, 1908 reads

Prohibition sweeps the state. North Carolina the first southern state to vote Prohibition by popular vote — in many counties the majority for Prohibition was even larger than had been expected, especially in the western part of the state