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MSS 00235 Guide to the Black River Grange minute book, 1874 - 1877
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Black River Grange (Sampson County, N.C.).
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Received from David A. Adams, 1994 February 24
Processed by: Special Collections Research Center Staff;machine-readable finding aid created by: Dawne E. Howard
The Black River Grange minute book contains photocopies of the minutes taken at Black River Grange meetings from the Grange's first meeting on 1874 March 24 until 1877. In addition to meeting notes, the pages also include doodles, scribbles, and math problems. Some ledger pages are also present.
Established in 1874, the Black River Grange is the Sampson County chapter of the North Carolina State Grange, a grassroots civic organization dedicated to the improvement of farm and rural living.
The North Carolina State Grange organized in 1873, six years after Oliver Hudson Kelly started The Grange, Order of Patrons of Husbandry, on the national level. In 1877, the North Carolina Grange passed a resolution urging the establishment of the Department of Agriculture of North Carolina. The North Carolina Grange became defunct in the early 1900s. In 1929, several North Carolina leaders, including Jane McKimmon and Clarence Poe, re-established the organization. Community service is a major focus of the present North Carolina Grange.
For more information about the North Carolina Grange, visit the North Carolina State Grange website .
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