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Lightning Strikes Telegraph, L.L. Kitchin Knocked Down, 1883, NC

May 17, 1883 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 2d page) On last Monday lightning struck four of the telegraph poles near town, making quite an alarming report. The effect was rather exciting in the town office, but … Continue reading

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Telegraph Comes to Scotland Neck, NC, 1883

December 7, 1882 (The Commonwealth, a newspaper of Scotland Neck, NC, 3d page, 1st column) The News and Observer says that Scotland Neck is soon to be connected with the world by telegraph. We hope this is true. * * … Continue reading

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