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"With an essential tool for college in hand, Angie Rich is ready for the semester." Wingate University Yearbook photo, 1983
From the 1983 edition of The Gate, page 189.
View at DigitalNC: 1983 The Gate Yearbook
Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks
Contributing Institution: Wingate University
Usage Statement: Copyright Wingate University. The materials in this collection are made available for research and educational purposes. Images and text may not be used for any commercial purposes without prior written consent from Wingate University.

"With an essential tool for college in hand, Angie Rich is ready for the semester." Wingate University Yearbook photo, 1983

From the 1983 edition of The Gate, page 189.

View at DigitalNC: 1983 The Gate Yearbook

Digital Collection: North Carolina College and University Yearbooks

Contributing Institution: Wingate University

Usage Statement: Copyright Wingate University. The materials in this collection are made available for research and educational purposes. Images and text may not be used for any commercial purposes without prior written consent from Wingate University.


old technology     typewriters     wingate university     yearbooks     potw     1980s    

There’s an ad for that!

Want to make that dream kitchen a reality?  Looking for a cure to what ails you?  On the hunt for ice cream?  Look no further than your local community cookbook for the latest in modern kitchen conveniences, commodities, and local services.

Image from Fries Memorial Moravian Church : history, customs, recipes.

Carolina Power & Light Company ad from A collection of favorite recipes.

Terriff’s Perfect Washer ad from Keepers of the hearth : based on records, ledgers and shared recipes of the families connected with Mill Prong House, Edinborough Road, Hoke County, North Carolina.

Mexican Mustang Liniment ad from Keepers of the hearth : based on records, ledgers and shared recipes of the families connected with Mill Prong House, Edinborough Road, Hoke County, North Carolina.

General Electric  Refrigerator ad from Capital city cook book : a collection of practical tested receipts.

For more advertisements see the North Carolina Miscellany blog.


north carolina collection     advertisements     recipes     cookbooks     kitchen     appliances    

Somehow in the years we’ve been posting recipes from our cookbook collection, we have never done a dedicated fried chicken post.  Today we rectify this affront to our southern heritage!

Poem from Kitchen Kapers.

Lazy Man’s Fried Chicken from Best of the best from North Carolina : selected recipes from North Carolina’s favorite cookbooks.

Buttermilk Fried Chicken from Well, shut my mouth! : the Sweet Potatoes Restaurant cookbook.

Chickens Fried with Cream from The young housewife’s counsellor and friend : containing directions in every department of housekeeping; including the duties of wife and mother.

Fried Chicken from Hyde County cook book.

For more fried chicken recipes check out the North Carolina Miscellany blog.


north carolina collection     fried chicken     recipes     cookbooks     poetry     libraries