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The Velvet Cloak Inn, “Enjoy the Velvet Touch,” Raleigh, N.C.

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This week Flashback Friday checks in at Raleigh’s once prestigious luxury hotel, The Velvet Cloak Inn. Sadly, just as in the legend of the cloak of Elizabethan courtier, Sir Walter Raleigh, the City of Raleigh’s namesake, the Velvet Cloak is nowadays covered in  mud.

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Women of the Confederacy Monument, Raleigh, N.C.

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The Women of the Confederacy Monument sits facing Morgan Street, apart from the other memorials on a scuplture-crowded Capitol Square. Many visitors probably never even notice it. So, Flashback Friday will visit the monument this week and reveal its story.

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Hillsboro Street, Raleigh, N.C.

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This week Flashback Friday takes a nostalgic look at a Hillsboro Street that is now long gone. The view depicted in our featured postcard is looking up the broad avenue from the middle of the 200 block toward the State Capitol. From there we’ll saunter down the street while taking in the scenery of more than a century ago.

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