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Andy and the Ghost

Thomas Wolfe

Gimghoul Castle

Birds of a Feather

What's a Tar Heel?


UNC's First Computer

Manning Drive

Horace Williams House

HW House Residents

Area Street Names

Mount Mitchell


Swim Test

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Joy in the Morning

Hinton James

A Noble Tradition?

Painting the Town Blue

Di and Phi Societies

In 1916, automobiles were still growing in popularity. Henry Ford had begun marketing the Model T in 1908 at a price of $950, which rapidly fell as manufacturing improved. As if it mattered: the roads in the Triangle were unpaved and often in poor condition. Students wanting to get "all the way" to Durham were faced with a daunting prospect. There was one shuttle service between the two cities. Tank Hunter, known as the "Friend of the Boys," would drive students the fifteen miles and back. Total commute time: just over two hours [17].

The Graduate School at UNC-Chapel Hill

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