The Methodist Orphanage owned a 240-acre farm in the Caraleigh section of Raleigh. Boys in the orphanage worked the farm while the girls tended the cottages.
The Methodist Orphanage owned a 240-acre farm in the Caraleigh section of Raleigh. Boys in the orphanage worked the farm while the girls tended the cottages. Albert Barden Collection, North Carolina State Archives
The Methodist Orphanage owned a 240-acre farm in the Caraleigh section of Raleigh. Boys in the orphanage worked the farm while the girls tended the cottages. Albert Barden Collection, North Carolina State Archives

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History fascinates us. We love to linger over old photographs or accounts of years long gone. Discovering our own personal histories can become an enjoyable pastime. This blog will provide some looks into that past. We'll look at NC history in general, and Triangle history in particular. We'll also try to give you the tips and tools (and connections) for looking at your own history.