Raleigh officials may have come to regret being photographed in such frivolous activity on the steps of City Hall. Pedro Flores, credited with starting the yo-yo craze, is seen at the left, facing the group.
Raleigh officials may have come to regret being photographed in such frivolous activity on the steps of City Hall. Pedro Flores, credited with starting the yo-yo craze, is seen at the left, facing the group. Albert Barden Collection, State Archives of North Carolina
Raleigh officials may have come to regret being photographed in such frivolous activity on the steps of City Hall. Pedro Flores, credited with starting the yo-yo craze, is seen at the left, facing the group. Albert Barden Collection, State Archives of North Carolina

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May 17, 2017 4:52 PM

The yo-yo fad looped back around to Raleigh

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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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