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Historic Stagville - Durham, NC

Addy's Place

Today we are writing about Historic Stagville. Before I go on I need to apologize about not writing for a while. We have been really busy. So I am very sorry about that.

In the 1750's the land that is now known as Durham County, farmers started settling and they built small homes. The Horton House was one of them. This small plantation was home to both the Bennehans and the Camerons. One of the things that was very neat was that the research on the American Girl, Addy, was done here on the site.

When we went to Stagville I had a temprature gauge that is used to find cold spots. Cold spots can sometimes indicate ghosts and restless spirits. While we were at the site I found a few cold spots. The base readings around the outside were in the high 80's, and the cold spots would dip down to the 30's! Even in a few very sunny spots!

I think that learning about Addy on the site was really neat. I also loved searching for the ghosts of stagville which was really cool and exciting. I promise to write soon. See ya!

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Stagville was pretty neat :). In 1860, Stagville was several thousand acres. The home was built in 1787 and had a dairy, smokehouse, barns, storehouses and slave houses. In 1976, the home and land was opened to the public by the Durham Historic Society.

I really love that the American Girl Doll, Addy, was a real girl and that she was from North Carolina. Jessica really enjoys the American Girl books and has gotten more interested since learning about Addy. It has been wonderful learning so many things this summer with Jessica.

I wanted to point out the picture of the bricks. These bricks were hand made by the slaves that worked the property. You can see fingerprints from where the bricks were still wet when they built their chimneys for their houses. Truly amazing. This could have been the brick that Addy's family member made ;)



Posted by Jessica NC 09:21

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