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Chapel Hill has the Most Beautiful Women in the World

by Charly Mann

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Tommy T      12:33 PM Tue 2/14/2012

I worked at The Record and Tape Center in the early 70&#39;s. I still remember some of the gang including Bill,Charly,Norman,Zot,Madonna,John and yes,Darryl.I&#39;m leaving out somebody,sorry it&#39;s been a long strange trip.<br \>
 

Phil Hawkins      10:53 PM Tue 1/5/2010

No one, except one other person will remember this, but the Freshman class of 1970 had as one of it&#39;s female members a stunner named Toby... I don&#39;t even remember her last name, but she lived in Conner dorm. Short, petite and jaw dropping beautiful, she was as sweet and nice as she was beautiful. Only my buddy Tim Martin, UNC freshman at the time, from Charlotte, will know what I&#39;m talking about. We all had crushes on her, but she&#39;s faded into the past, and we never knew what became of her. I&#39;ve even lost touch with Tim...
 

Debi Jacobs      10:20 AM Sun 12/6/2009

Jeez, thanks for the compliment, dude! I moved to CH when I was 19 to continue my education at UNC but found myself working instead when my folks divorce cleaned out my college fund. Yes I was one of those Carolina Cuties hanging out on the Wall and working on Franklin St, going to the New E. Although I was a little on the hippie side, I fit right in!
 

Chris McClure      2:20 PM Tue 11/24/2009

I didn&#39;t go to Carolina, but my sister, Beth McClure (now deceased) did, and she saw to it that I got to date a lot of &quot;Carolina Girls&quot; while she was a student there - in fact, I wound up marrying Joyce Davis (mentioned so nicely by Mr. Howell in the first comment above), and I still love the &quot;People&#39;s University!&quot; UNC-CH is a wonderful and magical place...one of my favorite places to visit in our fair state, and has contributed much to my life.
 

Larry Howell      11:35 AM Tue 10/27/2009

Once again these pictures take me back when I was an undergrad from 1966 thru graduation in 1970. You need to add Ann Baxley, Jean Roberts, Carol Smith-Yack court 1967; Judy Thompson, Christy (Mary) King, Dianne Stanton-Yack court 1968; Alecia Smith-1969. I liked what the 1967 Yackety Yack said when included &quot;all the other coeds&quot;. I would also include Joyce Davis, who is no longer with us, who was never in the Yack court but received numerous honors at UNC including the Frank Porter Graham Award our senior year. She was not only a physically beautiful woman but intelligent, nice, down to earth; just a beautiful person from the inside out. I was always a dorm rat because I wanted to go to dental school, so I studied all the time and spent many hours in science labs (so I did not get out much). I mention this because my fellow &quot;rats&quot; would always comment- why don&#39;t we ever see these girls on campus or in our classes; it was like they were hidden. None the less, they were gorgeous.
 

Richard      1:33 PM Mon 9/28/2009

Charly,<br \><br \>Great collection, but you have fogotten two of the most remembered from those days. As I recall, The Daily Tar Heel devoted a whole page to cheerleader Ms. Ramona Taylor when she graduated in the &#39;60s or early &#39;70s. She was hailed as the most &quot;Carolina&quot; of all coeds or something. I knew her slightly, and like most Carolina men of the day, thought she was stunningly beautiful. <br \><br \>Second was Ms. Peach Pearce from Gastonia, who was named Maid of Cotton in the late &#39;60s. This was a big deal in those days and I think she dropped out for a semester to &quot;fulfill her duties&quot; in this role. I think she was also an honor student--some people get it all.<br \><br \>Anyway, check these out and please add them to your group pictures if you can. I am sure they will bring back memories to those of us there in the day!<br \><br \>Cheers, and GO HEELS!
 

George Satterfield      3:56 PM Thu 9/17/2009

You certainly have diversity of content in Chapel Hill Memories. Your collection of sweethearts and music for this piece accentuate this perfectly.<br \>Keep up the good work.
 

Darryl S      4:03 PM Wed 9/16/2009

I use to work at The Record and Tape Center on West Franklin Street in the early 1970s, and am almost certain the Madonna Bentz you have pictured here worked there too.
 

Warren Hadley      10:37 AM Wed 9/16/2009

Love makes a woman beautiful, and I certainly love almost everything about UNC and Chapel Hill. <br \><br \>
 

John Lamb      8:45 PM Tue 9/15/2009

I love your collection of Carolina Girls. The song medley is especially appropriate.
 

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There would probably be no Chapel Hill if the University of North Carolina Board of Trustees in 1793 had not chosen land across from New Hope Chapel for the location of the university. By 1800 there were about 100 people living in thirty houses surrounding the campus.

 

 

The University North Carolina's first student was Hinton James, who enrolled in February, 1795. There is now a dormitory on the campus named in his honor.

 

 

 

 

The University of North Carolina was closed from 1870 to 1875 because of lack of state funding.

 

 

 

 

William Ackland left his art collection and $1.25 million to Duke University in 1940 on the condition that he would be buried in the art museum that the University was to build with his bequest. Duke rejected this condition even though members of the Duke Family are buried in Duke Chapel. What followed was a long and acrimonious legal battle between Ackland relatives who now wanted the inheritance, Rollins College, and the University of North Carolina, each attempting to receive the funds. The case went all the way to the United States Supreme Court, and in 1949 UNC was awarded the money for the museum. Ackland is buried near the museum's entrance. When the museum first opened, in the early sixties, there were rumors that his remains were leaking out of the mausoleum.

 

 

The official name of the Arboretum on the University of North Carolina campus is the Coker Arboretum. It is named after Dr. William Cocker, the University's first botany professor. It occupies a little more than five acres. It was founded in 1903.

 

 

Chapel Hill's main street has always been called Franklin Street. It was named after Benjamin Franklin in the early 1790s.

 

 



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Chapel Hill High School and Chapel Hill Junior High were on Franklin Street in the same location as University Square until the mid 1960s.

 

 

The Colonial Drug Store at 450 West Franklin Street was owned and operated by John Carswell. It was famous for a fresh-squeezed carbonated orange beverage called a "Big O". In the early 1970s, I managed the Record and Tape Center next door, and must have had over 100 of those drinks. The Colonial Drug Store closed in 1996.

 

 

Sutton's Drugstore, which opened in 1923, has one of the last soda fountains in the South. It is one of the few businesses remaining on Franklin Street that was in operation when I was growing up in the 1950s.

 

 

Future President Gerald Ford lived in Chapel Hill twice. First when he was 24, in 1938, he took a law couse in summer school at UNC. He lived in the Carr Building, which was a law school dormitory. At the same time, Richard Nixon, the man he served under as Vice President, was attending law school at Duke. In 1942, Ford returned to Chapel Hill to attend the U.S. Navy's Pre-Flight School training program. He lived in a rental house on Hidden Hills Drive.

 

 

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