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Chapel Hill in 1972

 by Charly Mann

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Frank Stansbury      6:15 AM Sat 8/6/2011

I remember when Adam and Eve first opened up. I was working at (Coach George) Barclay's Texaco caddy corner to A&E at Franklin and Columbia St.. They used to put a small table out in front of their store with some of their wares on it. People would point and smile. Boy have times changed. Thanks for jogging my memory.

 

David 1972      1:26 PM Thu 8/4/2011

A Facebook friend recently turned me on to this great site. Another friend surprised me with postings of how much she remembered about Chapel Hill. After looking through your pages, I now know where her "good memory" came from.
 

Miriam & Larry Slifkin      6:17 AM Thu 8/4/2011

Charly -- We are the parents of Merle Slifkin, the 17-year-old girl in your photo.
It's a lovely picture, and we've enjoyed reading the entries in your Chapel Hill Memories site. They certainly bring back many of our memories. Thanks very much.
Our family came here in 1955, and since 1958 have lived on Burlage Circle. Merle is a family doctor in a small town in the Galilee, in northern Israel. She is married to another American, Neil Eisenstadt, who is a tour guide. They have 3 daughters.
 

merle      12:01 AM Thu 8/4/2011

Hey, that IS me , once upon a long time ago!!!
Hi Kathy,
Thanks for the memories, will stay tuned in for more

 

Bruce Schwentker      1:05 PM Wed 8/3/2011

Charlie,

You hit the nail on the head here! What you said was so true!
 

Bill A      12:39 PM Wed 8/3/2011

Charly, you were a thing of beauty in your youth! While most of the detail you have provided focuses on the years following my 1965 graduation from UNC, the Adam and Eve reference resonates - for a reason different from what you might expect. My employer of some 37 years before retirement counted the "love botique" as one of its better customers for cushioned mailers. If memory serves, at first Adam and Eve had their name printed on the mailers; later on, when "plain brown wrapper" became more in vogue, the name was dropped in favor of just their return address!
 

Ed Vickers      10:12 AM Wed 8/3/2011

You really make vintage Chapel Hill come to life. I recall eating at the Pizza Inn several times and that there pizza was better than Pizza Huts, but Mariakakias and Leo's had the best pizzas in Chapel Hill in those days.
 

Wicca      10:36 PM Tue 8/2/2011

That is absolutely Merle Slifkin.

Thanks Charlie.
 

W. Chambers      10:04 PM Tue 8/2/2011

Thanks for taking me back to the Chapel Hill of my youth. I was surprised to see that the place had already lost some of it's inocence by then. I wish I had a memory like yours.
 

Ken Hobson      8:48 PM Tue 8/2/2011

Charly, you have a gift for capturing some wonderfully evocative bits of our history. The names of sometimes mundane stores, restaurants, places are like keys opening doors to hidden ecosystems of good strong memories.
 

Kathy Harris      8:07 PM Tue 8/2/2011

That's got to be Merle Slifkin braiding the child's hair in the top picture!
 

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Chapel Hill is located on a hill whose only distinguishing feature in the 18th century was a small chapel on top called New Hope Chapel. This church was built in 1752 and is currently the location of The Carolina Inn. The town was founded in 1819, and chartered in 1851.

 

 

What is it that binds us to this place as to no other? It is not the well or the bell or the stone walls. or the crisp October nights. No, our love for this place is based upon the fact that it is as it was meant to be, The University of the People.

-- Charles Kuralt

 

 

Dark Side of the Hill -- Pink Floyd, the creators of the most popular album in history, Dark Side of the Moon, took the second half of their name from Floyd Council, a Chapel Hill native, and great blues singer and guitarist. He once belonged to a group called "The Chapel Hillbillies".

 

 

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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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