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This article appeared in the March 10, 1905 edition of the News & Observer. The steamer was soon purchased, and is still on Raleigh's roster as an antique. It was also needed to prevent the city's insurance rating from dropping. All told, some 35 or more steamers were acquired in North Carolina between the 1860s and the 1900s. Click to enlarge:

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