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March 14, 2014

Cyclone brought destruction to Oxford

A telegram just received here from Oxford states that a cyclone struck that place this evening at 5 o’clock. Boykin’s, Burwell’s and Smith’s prize houses were demolished. Adams’ warehouse was damaged seriously, but not destroyed. The Minor warehouse was badly damaged. A prize house belonging to Mrs. Roger O. Gregory was totally destroyed and another badly injured. Leach’s livery stable and several small dwellings were blown down. Four men were badly hurt. One negro man who was on the third floor of the Burwell building has just been gotten out in a condition past recovery. Mr. Boykin was on the third floor of the building together with Mr. Long when the cyclone struck. Mr. Boykin escaped with slight damage, but Mr. Long received several painful cuts about the head and face. A regular panic prevails. …

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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.

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