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by jhscarborough
Tue November 19, 2013, 10:33 am
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Looking for military veterans
Replies: 1
Views: 2092

Re: Looking for military veterans

I've done a lot of photography of this type for Jim, primarily up here in the mountains.

He's a very personable fellow and is dedicated to his mission. Any help that can be extended to his team would be a fine gesture.
by jhscarborough
Fri October 11, 2013, 11:51 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Train in Hamlet
Replies: 7
Views: 4291

Re: Train in Hamlet

Here's the general configuration of those units. In this graphic the generator (blue) is different but that's where the first unit goes, and the heavy duty gas turbine on the right (behind the duct) doesn't show all the piping. The end of the turbine toward the rear of the train connects to the gene...
by jhscarborough
Fri October 11, 2013, 10:47 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Train in Hamlet
Replies: 7
Views: 4291

Re: Train in Hamlet

I've seen another unit, just like the first in the roster, on a train in Belleview, Ontario, Canada back in 2011 except that it was riding on the same Kasgro series flat car as the second unit. I'm sure the train didn't have an rocket engine like load on it. How could you possibly forget seeing one ...
by jhscarborough
Wed October 9, 2013, 7:54 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: FIRE IN COTTON COMPRESS, HAMLET,...1902
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

Re: FIRE IN COTTON COMPRESS, HAMLET,...1902

The Cotton Compress and ice house sat north (trackwise) of the end of Raleigh Street and Pine.

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by jhscarborough
Wed September 25, 2013, 10:48 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Pate Lovin
Replies: 8
Views: 4306

Re: Pate Lovin

No, Lynn. The cemetery I was looking at is southwest of Old Wix Rd. http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=34.85283,-79.76224&z=17&t=S&marker0=34.85283%2C-79.76224%2CCemetery My notes on who owns the property are out in the truck, but I do remember I couldn't locate a valid phone number for the individual. I'll...
by jhscarborough
Fri September 20, 2013, 11:24 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Engine & Caboose Painting project
Replies: 23
Views: 9602

Re: Engine & Caboose Painting project

Jody is absolutely correct. The semaphore positions indicate stop, one governing one track and one governing an adjacent track. Multiple light signals (yellow over green for instance) for a particular track would have been stacked. Notice that the blades of these semaphores have square ends. They ar...
by jhscarborough
Fri September 20, 2013, 10:10 am
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Z.V. PATE
Replies: 4
Views: 5785

Re: Z.V. PATE

I have heard, or read, that even after the store in Gibson closed there were old coffins standing up against the walls upstairs. Z.V. Pate, in addition to being in the mercantile business, was also the local undertaker. Many of the period Death Certificates have his signature. Z. V. Pate, Inc. still...
by jhscarborough
Wed September 18, 2013, 4:28 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Pate Lovin
Replies: 8
Views: 4306

Re: Pate Lovin

Speaking of Z. V. Pate, with a tie in to Terry Gibson's off topic request, about Dolly (Rachels) Leviner, in Bruce Brown's "Just Curious" topic of this /Looking for Information/ thread, Z. V. Pate was the informant for her Death Certificate. The Pate and Rachels families intermarried regularly, but ...
by jhscarborough
Tue September 17, 2013, 2:58 am
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Pate Lovin
Replies: 8
Views: 4306

Re: Pate Lovin

Thanks for the contact Wayne. I'll try to call him tomorrow some time (I guess the would be today) since it's currently 2:53 am). Lynn - The cemetery used to be called Morrison Cemetery, but the last person I know of being buried there, Elijah Walter Terry, was buried in the Terry Family Cemetery ac...
by jhscarborough
Mon September 16, 2013, 9:32 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Pate Lovin
Replies: 8
Views: 4306

Pate Lovin

Pate Lovin , perhaps Thomas Pate Lovin who died in Hamlet in 1989. My understanding is that he lived out on Spring Hill Church Road. Does anyone know where he lived out there, and, if so, can you tell me which house? There's a cemetery I'm looking for behind the house with some very old graves in i...
by jhscarborough
Mon September 16, 2013, 8:21 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Grady Steen
Replies: 9
Views: 4777

Re: Grady Steen

I was wondering if that was your family. I did most of the enumerations of the Steen Cemetery on findagrave. My 'nom de plume' on findagrave is CemeteryMan. Is Leoma the correct spelling for your mom?
by jhscarborough
Mon September 16, 2013, 8:15 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: SEABOARD CHANGES FROM COAL TO WOOD-FIRED ENGINES.. 1902
Replies: 1
Views: 1805

Re: SEABOARD CHANGES FROM COAL TO WOOD-FIRED ENGINES.. 1902

I read, also, that trains running to Florida south of Hamlet were converted to wood because wood was more plentiful than coal in the deep south. Some of the conversions were done at the Hamlet Shops. As a historian I apologize for not being able to cite my source, but I swear I read it. It's fairly ...
by jhscarborough
Mon September 16, 2013, 7:55 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: S.A.L. CRASH KILLS 5 AT HAMLET... 1911
Replies: 1
Views: 1890

Re: S.A.L. CRASH KILLS 5 AT HAMLET... 1911

If you know where the old coal tipple sat then you can get a sense of where the accident occurred.
The passengers/spectators are sitting on the embankment, station side, of where Pine Street and Raleigh Street intersect—and end.

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1911 Train Wreck, Hamlet, NC
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by jhscarborough
Mon September 16, 2013, 4:21 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: CHARLESTON, SUMTER and NORTHERN R.R. CONNECTS AT HAMLET.1891
Replies: 1
Views: 2010

Re: CHARLESTON, SUMTER and NORTHERN R.R. CONNECTS AT HAMLET.

June 24, 1891 was the date. The CS&N finally made it to Gibson and opened the tracks on October 1, 1892 where it connected with the Raleigh & Augusta. Remember that the R&A is the company that built the Gibson spur in the first place. CS&N never actually connected with the Carolina Central Railroad ...
by jhscarborough
Mon September 16, 2013, 2:05 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Grady Steen
Replies: 9
Views: 4777

Grady Steen

Grady Steen's death certificate, 1963, says he was a Merchant in Hamlet. What type of merchant was he and where was his store located. His wife was Leona or Leoma (Caulk) Steen.
by jhscarborough
Mon January 21, 2013, 6:35 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Hamlet - five SAL lines?
Replies: 7
Views: 4232

Historically, the Gibson Branch was built by the Raleigh & Augusta RR in the summer of 1884 and ran only to Gibson where, at the time, there were no other railroads. The R&A shared almost a mile of Carolina Central trackage connecting to its Gibson Branch along the same route followed today. It wasn...
by jhscarborough
Mon January 21, 2013, 5:28 pm
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Hamlet - five SAL lines?
Replies: 7
Views: 4232

I admit it is a fine point of distinction, but the Gibson Branch didn't switch off the Wilmington Division, now the Wilmington Subdivision, until what is now called, in railroad terms, East Junction and that is not, nor ever has been in Hamlet per se. Nit picking? Probably, but historians are wont t...
by jhscarborough
Mon January 21, 2013, 11:55 am
Forum: Looking for Information
Topic: Hamlet - five SAL lines?
Replies: 7
Views: 4232

Hamlet - five SAL lines?

Often reported as if it were a fact is the statement that Hamlet, at one time, had "five Seaboard Railroad lines leading out" of town. By my reckoning there were, and have only ever been, four. If there ever was a fifth, which direction was it headed and where were the tracks located?
by jhscarborough
Fri March 9, 2012, 8:52 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1954 1st Grade Fairview Heights
Replies: 2
Views: 2532

1954 is the first vivid memory I have in my life, and a color memory at that; the night Hurricane Hazel came through, just two months prior to this letter.

Those Crooke boys lived just down the street
by jhscarborough
Mon March 5, 2012, 10:44 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Do you remember??? Hamlet Coca-Cola
Replies: 14
Views: 9230

Just catching up. I didn't realize I had been practicing invisibility for so long. It must have something to do with the curvature of the space-time continuum.

Anyway, this is a section of a map of Hamlet labeled August 1920.


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by jhscarborough
Sun March 4, 2012, 8:48 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1951 Seaboard Air Line Crews
Replies: 7
Views: 4996

Our Hamlet is about memories and I have one to share, unrelated to the photographs, but sparked by the fact that Jim Crooke shared the images. I remember a trip to Raleigh with my father, Wilbur Scarborough, on one of his fact finding tours. Now you know where I get it—genetics. He was taking one of...
by jhscarborough
Sun March 4, 2012, 8:11 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1951 Seaboard Air Line Crews
Replies: 7
Views: 4996

Ditto! Much too large for Hamlet, and the brick structure in the background is not a part of Hamlet architecture.
by jhscarborough
Sun March 4, 2012, 6:06 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1952 at the Diamonds
Replies: 1
Views: 2195

1952 at the Diamonds

Taken sometime in 1952, or so I am told, this is a view of the trains that were always stacked up across from the depot. That is to say, from the photographer's position the depot is to your left (visible in the reflection of the Harriman passenger car). Off in the distance is the coal tower, called...
by jhscarborough
Sun March 4, 2012, 5:00 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1951 Seaboard Air Line Crews
Replies: 7
Views: 4996

That's not my granddaddy, HB Pate, in the second picture sporting his engineer's regalia, but I do have possession of his Union Made "Hercules" denim jacket like the one worn by the fellow on the right. The interesting thing about these photos (at least, to me), and perhaps a clue as to why they wer...
by jhscarborough
Wed April 6, 2011, 2:47 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: City Manager vote 1972
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

May I be so bold as to say that similar schisms continue to be the source of Hamlet's stagnancy.
by jhscarborough
Wed March 30, 2011, 3:44 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: W. R. Land Co., 1911
Replies: 9
Views: 9622

The only thing I remember about the Belk's store on Hamlet Avenue is that it was a Belk-Scarborough. I was always told there was no known relation. It was always at the end of the block during my lifetime.
by jhscarborough
Wed March 16, 2011, 10:17 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1927 HHS Football Team
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

That's more like it, Wayne.
by jhscarborough
Tue March 15, 2011, 6:03 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: 1927 HHS Football Team
Replies: 4
Views: 2668

Except that Brylcreem wasn't introduced until 1928. Vitalis Hair Tonic, on the other hand...
by jhscarborough
Wed February 2, 2011, 2:06 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: Seaboard Yards 1955
Replies: 4
Views: 3424

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by jhscarborough
Sun January 2, 2011, 1:00 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Campbell Pharmacy
Replies: 16
Views: 8776

Wow! As a historian and genealogist (spare time) I know the value of offering the right queues. You're sparking my memories. Good job. I am beginning to remember that now. Give me a moment or two.
by jhscarborough
Sat January 1, 2011, 10:56 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Campbell Pharmacy
Replies: 16
Views: 8776

Wasn't Campbell's Pharmacy right there at Bill Pearce's office? Like in between... was it a florist next to his office?... and the bank where David has Vector shirts?
by jhscarborough
Sat January 1, 2011, 10:52 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Campbell Pharmacy
Replies: 16
Views: 8776

When I was younger I would rather endure the pain of drilling than have a needle stuck in my gums... go figure. So whenever your dad had to put a filling in, he drilled away and I gripped the arms of that chair until I'm sure my knuckles were white. Despite all the pain I suffered, obviously at my o...
by jhscarborough
Sat January 1, 2011, 10:43 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Campbell Pharmacy
Replies: 16
Views: 8776

Now it dawns on me. You're the son of Bill Pearce the dentist.
by jhscarborough
Sat January 1, 2011, 10:34 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Campbell Pharmacy
Replies: 16
Views: 8776

Wasn't that the Campbell house on the corner of Dogwood and Hawthorne? John Bill Brittingham lived across Hawthorne and Erline and Bill Byrd eventually built a house diagonally across from them. Gulledge's field was on that same block? If I remember correctly, we used to cut through the back field o...
by jhscarborough
Thu December 30, 2010, 5:26 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1910 - Hamlet Station
Replies: 4
Views: 3566

1910
by jhscarborough
Wed December 29, 2010, 6:14 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1952 - Wrecker w/ roundhouse in distance
Replies: 2
Views: 2567

If you go east on Raleigh Street to West Avenue, West Avenue used to dead end at the tracks. This is the approximate location from where this picture was taken.
by jhscarborough
Wed December 29, 2010, 5:54 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Jody Meacham Book Signing at The Historic Hamlet Depot
Replies: 7
Views: 5195

Not this time. I might have hit dry pavement about Asheboro, or Monroe if I headed that way.

Hope you felt you had a good turnout. I hear several people got Kindles for Christmas and your book is one of the first they bought.
by jhscarborough
Tue December 28, 2010, 8:52 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Jody Meacham Book Signing at The Historic Hamlet Depot
Replies: 7
Views: 5195

I think most native Hamletonians have the gift of gab. We have stories to tell.
by jhscarborough
Mon December 27, 2010, 11:12 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Jody Meacham Book Signing at The Historic Hamlet Depot
Replies: 7
Views: 5195

I hate I missed that! Stinking winter weather.
by jhscarborough
Mon December 27, 2010, 7:30 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1910 - Hamlet Station
Replies: 4
Views: 3566

Research is my game, Sig.
by jhscarborough
Mon December 27, 2010, 12:53 pm
Forum: Railroad items
Topic: 1910 - Hamlet Station
Replies: 4
Views: 3566

1910 - Hamlet Station

I thought I had posted this here, but apparently not. Source citation: "A Blizzard Morning, Hamlet, N. C." Durwood Barbour Collection of North Carolina Postcards (P077), North Carolina Collection Photographic Archives, Wilson Library, UNC-Chapel Hill http://www.ourhamlet.org/forum/userpix/582_Hamlet...
by jhscarborough
Sat December 25, 2010, 11:24 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: Boyd House Torned Down Monday July 5, 2010
Replies: 5
Views: 6549

This should never have been allowed to happen. Don't tear down your history, Hamlet! And don't re-muddle it into some ill conceived modern look and feel. It won't work. The history of Hamlet is a viable calling card that isn't limited to Main Street. Same with the Terminal Hotel, but I won't go there.
by jhscarborough
Sun December 19, 2010, 1:22 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: W. R. Land Co., 1911
Replies: 9
Views: 9622

I answered my own question, I think. The Mrs. Land mentioned here in association with a China Closet (cabinet), was the wife of Hunter Lawton Land, Sr., brother of William Raines Land. Hunter died of pneumonia (complications from the flu) on 28 October 1918 leaving his wife Velma with a 3 year old d...
by jhscarborough
Sun December 19, 2010, 10:08 am
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: W. R. Land Co., 1911
Replies: 9
Views: 9622

Which Mrs. Land was that? Mary (LeGrande) Land, wife of William Raines "W. R." Land, or another? As an interesting side note - this store was run by W. R.'s brother Hunter. W. R. was a real estate agent and the family lived on Spring Street. Ten years later the family had moved to Minturn Avenue and...
by jhscarborough
Sat December 18, 2010, 6:39 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: W. R. Land Co., 1911
Replies: 9
Views: 9622

W. R. Land Co., 1911

Postcard of W. R. Land Company, about mid-1911. Was that on Front Street between the drug store and the grocery? Actually, in 1911 when the photograph was taken the drug store on the map was a grocery as well. And on an earlier map the dry goods store was only in the right hand portion so they expan...
by jhscarborough
Sat December 18, 2010, 12:52 pm
Forum: Old Hamlet Stuff
Topic: Hamlet Avenue, 1920s (updated)
Replies: 1
Views: 1967

Hamlet Avenue, 1920s (updated)

From the North Carolina Collection at Wilson Library, UNC. -- In August of 1920 the three story building on the right was the last building in the block nearest the photographer. The second floor of that building housed the Railroad offices and there was some sort of "hall" on the third floor. -- Th...
by jhscarborough
Sun November 7, 2010, 2:55 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: HHS Class of '70 - Reunion
Replies: 8
Views: 6265

Sig: I was thinking I was never going to get a picture if those "wild women" don't quit acting up. I have another where I don't look so fretful.

Deb: There's a bunch more photos from the reunion on Facebook.
by jhscarborough
Fri November 5, 2010, 12:14 pm
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: HHS Class of '70 - Reunion
Replies: 8
Views: 6265

I edited the original post so the names were closer to the picture to reduce scrolling up and down. :wink:

There were several others that came to the Friday night gathering who couldn't make it to the Saturday event.
by jhscarborough
Wed November 3, 2010, 11:25 am
Forum: Hamlet Pictures
Topic: HHS Class of '70 - Reunion
Replies: 8
Views: 6265

Oh, the marvels of modern technology.