Sunday, August 30, 2009

A short walk in Greensboro as darkness falls

The blog and Nate went to Greensboro to have dinner with friends who live near the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) campus. We took a very pleasant short walk after dinner, enlivened by numerous bat sightings (with which we were assisted by our bat biologist hostess)...Jon took some photos, but it may have been too dark to for him to capture a sense of this campus-y residential neighborhood. UNCG, founded in 1891, is a venerable institution. The following quotation and the photo above are from This Month In North Carolina History, an online resource provided by the UNC library system: "On February 18, 1891, the North Carolina General Assembly passed "An Act to Establish a Normal and Industrial School for White Girls," creating the first public institution in the state to offer higher education to women. Called originally the State Normal and Industrial School, it became North Carolina College for Women in 1919, Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in 1931, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1963." Our dinner location has a walk score of 69: "somewhat walkable."

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