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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Northampton County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 18-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Jackson (county seat, originally known as Northampton Courthouse), Woodland, Rich Square, Severn, Wilwaukee, Conway, Garysburg, Seaboard, Margarettsville, and Gaston. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the new dam along the Roanoke; Members of the General Assembly from Northampton County before 1851; Gov. Thomas Gragg; Brigadier-General Allen Jones and his brother Willie, known as "the Jefferson of North Carolina"; the Burgwyn family; Matt W. Ransom and other notable sons of the county; Peanuts and other crops; Religion, Schools, Railroads, etc.; Stories about place names; Sir Archie, notable sire of race horses, a slave poet, a blind possum hunter, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000606

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Lenoir County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 22-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Places mentioned in the booklet include: Kinston (county seat), La Grange and Pink Hill. Among the many subjects included are: Persons associated with the early days of the county -- Hardy B. Croom and William Mosely; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; Physical features; "upponwoc" better known as tobacco; a major meat market; pure air and excellent water; a county born out of tumult; the DuPont Plant; Roads; Industry; Education -- School for aviation cadets, Caswell Training School, etc.; Reconstruction period after Civil War; Captain Jesse Grainger and Luther P. Tapp; Auction warehouses; J.Y Joyner; Religion; Richard Caswell, Lenoir's most famous citizen; the "Exodusters", the Confederate ram "Neuse", two battles for Kinston, why Kinston has no "g", and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Bookseller Inventory # 000598

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Onslow County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 25-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Jacksonville (county seat, originally called Wantland's Ferry), Richlands, Camp Davis, Camp Lejeune, Swansboro, Belgrade, Holly Ridge, Snead's Ferry . Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as Hoffman Forest, Bogue Inlet, White Oak River and New River; Members of the General Assembly from Onslow County before 1851; First settlers; Farming; Slave Insurrection in 1821; a look at Camp Lejeune; Otway Burns, a swashbucking sea raider; Stories about place names; Low capital crime rate; Religion and Schools; Rumrunners during prohibition, Onslow ham and New River oysters, rise and fall of a modern boom town, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000607

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Stanly County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 25-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is photocopied on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Albemarle (the county seat), Badin, Norwood, Stanfield, Locust, Porter, New London, Misenheimer, Richfield, Aquadale, and Oakboro. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features; Members of the General Assembly from Stanly County before 1851; Early settlements; Farming and Industry; Wiscasett Mills and Alcoa; Education, including Pfeiffer College; Harnessing a River; Dr. Francis J. Kron; Morrow Mountain; a 24 million dollar failure; the "Battle of Swift Island Bridge", and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000617

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Sampson County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 26-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is photocopied on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and enhance readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Clinton (the county seat), Roseboro, Garland, Salemburg, Newton Grove, Turkey, Ivanhoe, Autryville, Newton's Crossroads, Harrell's, and Delway. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features; Gov. Gabriel Holmes; Vice President William Rufus King; Members of the General Assembly from Sampson County before 1851; Early settlers; First Census; the "huckleberry era"; Schools; the Butler and the Highsmith families; John Sampson; the academy at Salemburg and the institutions that grew out of it; an escaped lion, Perry Cook's steam buggy, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000616

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Cabarrus County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 28-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Concord (County Seat), Boats Mills, Cabarrus, Glass, Harrisburg, Kannapolis, Midland (Midlands), Mount Pleasant, and Roberta Mills. Among the many subjects included are: Geology and Physical features, such as the "ring dike" north of Harrisburg; Members of the General Assembly from Cabarrus County before 1851; the Black Boys of Cabarrus and the Gunpowder Plot of 1771; John Peifer, John Paul Barringer and family, Dr. Charles Harris; Cannon Mills: world's largest manufacturer of household textiles; Cotton mills; Religion; Schools, including the Stonewall Jackson Training School for boys; Gen.Stephen Cabarrus; Conrad Reed and the country's first gold mine; Siouan Indians; Valuable Goose Quills, some 300 fish ponds and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000567

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Wilkes County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 29-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is photocopied on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Wilkesboro (the county seat), North Wilkesboro, Moravian Falls, Roaring River, Ronda, Boomer, Traphill, Daylo, Lomax, Hays, and Millers Creek. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, including the Blue Ridge; Members of the General Assembly from Wilkes County before 1851; General William Lenoir and the Revolutionary War days; Anderson Mitchell; Owens Knob and other early settlers; Thermal belts; the Civil War; the railroad; Farming and Apple growing; Whiskey production -- legal and illicit; Population and statistics; the flood of 1916; Schools, Religion; colorful tales of Big Ben Cleveland; Gov. Montfort Stokes and family; James Wellborn; "Yarbing," "Angry-Saxons" Post-Civil War bushwackers in the Yadkin Valley, Eng and Chang Bunker, the original Siamese twins, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000623

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Iredell County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 30-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Statesville (the county seat), Harmony, Turnersburg, Barium Springs, Troutmans, Mooresville, Mount Mourne, Elmwood, Loray, Scotts, and Union Grove. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, including vast forests and miniature mountains; Members of the General Assembly from Iredell County before 1851; Judge Hugh Lawson White; William Sharpe, patriot of the Revolution; Alexander Osborne and son Adlai; David Franklin Caldwell and son Joseph; Dr. James Hall, the evangelist; Mitchell College; Michel Ney (possibly Marshal Ney of France); Where settlers came from; Farming; Schools; Churches; a visit from Lorenzo Dow, a serman in stone, the "Dixie Dames," Iredell's name, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000595

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Stokes County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 31-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is photocopied on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Danbury (county seat), Germanton, King, Hartman, Walnut Cove, Pine Hall, Pinnacle, Dalton, Meadow, Perch, Pine Hall, and Pinnacle. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as Moore's Knob, Hanging Rock and Sauratown mountain; Members of the General Assembly from Stokes County before 1851; Bios of John Stokes, Joseph Winston, Col. Benjamin Forsythe, Colonel James Martin, Gotleib Shober, John Hill, Augustine H. Shepperd, and the Pepper and Martin families; Tobacco and other crops; Industries; Schools and churches; the Saura Indians; Before the Civil War; Hanging Rock State Park; Grace Rhodenbough, female legistlator; Mineral springs; an early kidnapping, Col. Jack Martin's Rock House, interesting names like Sorrytown and Pinch Gut Creek, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000618

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Surry County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 31-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is photocopied on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Dobson (county seat), Pilot Mountain, State Road, Elkin, Mount Airy, Siloam, White Plains, Low Gap, Westfield, Level Cross, Copeland and Flat Rock. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Pilot Mountain; Members of the General Assembly from Surry County before 1851; Colonel Joseph Williams and his family; Gov. Jesse Franklin; the Original Siamese Twins, Eng and Chang Bunker; The Saura Indians (or Cheraws); Early spirit of rebellion; Tobacco, textiles and toasters; Elkin, a town built with blankets; Churches; Mount Airy Granite; How Andrew Jackson settled a bill, a moving courthouse, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000619

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Granville County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 32-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Places mentioned in the booklet include: Oxford (county seat), Butner, Creedmoor, Northside, and Stovall. Among the many subjects included are: Persons associated with the early days of the county -- Thomas Person, John Penn, John Williams, Col. Robert Burton, Leonard Henderson, Col. William Robards, Robert Potter, Abraham Watkins Venable and Robert B. Gilliam; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; Physical features; Indians; Settlers; Regulator Trouble; Flue-cured tobacco; the Granville Grays; Post-Civil War woes; Modern Agriculture and Industry; Education and Religion; Daniel Goodloe, Pamela Savage, Robert W. Winston, William Gregory, Robert Potter, W.W. Holden, John Chavis, Rhodes Herndon, Theodore B. Kingsbury, Rev. Henry Pattillo, Edgar Patrick and other notable characters; Disappearing evidence, 3-wheeled automobiles, the Colonel's Store, Andrew Jackson's missing head, and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpt is a biography of F.P. Hobgood. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, and includes a separate section on Edenton with a small map and points of interest. Bookseller Inventory # 000588

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Edgecombe County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 33-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Tarboro (County Seat), Princeville, Battleboro, Rocky Mount, Pinetops, Macclesfield, Conetoe, and Old Sparta. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Tar River; Members of the General Assembly from EdgecombeCounty before 1851; Famous sons of the county: Lt.-Col. Henry Irwin, William Haywood, Thomas Blount; Thomas H. Hall, Richard Hines, James W. Clark, General Louis D. Wilson, Elisha and William H. Battle, and Jonas Johnson; Henry L. Wyatt, first confederate killed in the Civil War; Tobacco Industry; Schools, churches, railways; early observations by Jeremiah Battle, Stories about place names; An unusual headstone inscription, a visit from George Washington, a famous murder case involving a slave, the little telephone company that grew, and many other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000583

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Item Description: Carthage Pinehurst Aberdeen. Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Moore County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 35-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Carthage (County Seat), Pinehurst, Aberdeen (formerly Blue's Crossing), McConnell, Robbins, Vass, West End, Pinebluff, Eagle Springs, Manly, Samarcand, Cameron, Hemp, Southern Pines and Highfalls. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Sandhills and Thaggard's pond; Members of the General Assembly from Moore County before 1851; Highland Scots and other early settlers; Roads and railways; Pinehurst, winter golf capital of the world; Lumber, textiles and snowbirds; Agriculture -- fruit, tobacco, cotton and poultry; Indian relics; Sandhills resorts, including four golf clubs; the Clarendon Gardens; the Stonybrook Steeplechase and other races; fox hunting, millions in horse flesh; a case of over-selling, old potters at Jugtown, a party where ladies turn "old", and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Our North Carolina booklets, unlike some of our other offerings, do not include an abundance of specific genealogical and biographical data. They are, however, a good resource for learning about the history, geography and social climate of places you or your ancestors may have lived. Bookseller Inventory # 000555

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Bladen County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 36-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and enhance readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Elizabethtown (the county seat), Bladenboro, Clarkton, Dublin, Kelly, Tar Heel, and White Lake. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features; Origin of place names; Members of the General Assembly from Bladen County before 1851; Varied accounts of the Revolutionary War Battle of Elizabethtown in 1781 between friends of Liberty and Tories; Thomas Brown; Thomas Owen; General James Owen; Gov. John Owen; Early settlers; Tar and Turpentine; Agriculture; the Steamboat Era; Recreation and Resorts; Strange oval and elliptical pocosins (bays) and theories regarding their origin; White Lake; the River Locks; Bladen Lakes Forest; Religion; Schools; Ashwood-Oakland plantation, the Robeson Homestead and other noted mansions; an averted duel, a hidden palace, slave-owning ex-slaves, a prince who became a butler, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000563

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Alleghany County and Ashe County, in the northwest corner of North Carolina, are recalled in this new 37-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: ALLEGHENY -- Sparta (county seat), Twin Oaks, Roaring Gap, and Laurel Springs. ASHE -- Jefferson (county seat), Ashland, Bina, Warrensville, Crumpler, Scottsville, Smethport, Sturgills and West Jefferson. These mountain counties contain many small villages. The National Association of Counties lists 50 places in Ashe County this year. Among the many subjects included are: Geological and Physical features, such as the New and Little Rivers, and Peachbottom and other mountains; Members of the General Assembly from Ashe County before 1851; Samuel Ashe; Blue Ridge Parkway; Early settlers; Civil War Days; Agriculture, industry and tourism; the Doughton family; the Marion family's ham business; Education and religion; Stories about names; Unusual water, a school with its own farm, sugar b'ilin', how a fire transformed Sparta, land at a nickel an acre, a mountain named for a slave, and other interesting bits of history and trivia. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Bookseller Inventory # 000558

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Cleveland County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 38-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and enhance readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Shelby (the county seat), Kings Mountain, Boiling Springs, Lawndale, Mooresboro, Lattimore, Grover, Waco, Earl, Polkville, Casar, Belwood, Fallston, and Valdese. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as mineral springs; When Cleveland was Cleaveland; Isaac Shelby, Revolutionary hero for whom the county seat was named; King's Mountain and the Revolutionary War; Patrick Ferguson, a British officer, killed at King's Mountain; Industry, Agriculture, Religion, Civil Improvements, etc.; Civil War; the "Cleveland ring"--a political dynasty; John Bell, successful merchant; Col. Frederick Hambright; Gov. Clyde Hoey; Schools -- including Gardner-Webb a junior college; Lithium mines, a ball-playing metermaid, a female "Master Mason," why Casar isn't spelled "right"and other name stories, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpt has biographies of J.L. Webb and Robert M. Oates. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering many historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Bookseller Inventory # 000574

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Brunswick County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 39-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and enhance readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Bolivia (the county seat), Belville, Calabash, Eagles Island, Leland, Shallotte Point (also called Village Point), Southport (formerly Smithville/ formerly county seat), Smith Island (also called Bald Head), Varnum, and Yaupon Village. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as Cape Fear and Brunswick rivers; Members of the General Assembly from Brunswick County before 1851; Early History and Revolutionary War; Robert Howe; Remarkable Maurice Moore family, including "King" Roger Moore; Benjamin Smith; Rice and other agriculture; Turpentine and Tar; Mysterious pocosins or "bays" -- what caused them?; Fort Johnston; Fort Caswell; Beaches -- Holden, Yaupon, Sunset, Caswell, Long; Revolt against the Stamp Act; General Robert Howe's Duel; No didappers on Dutchman's Creek; Cape Fear River; Liars' Bench in Southport, Pirates, the mysterious Maco Light; Island of Guano; a captured letter, Thomas Leonard's duel, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000564

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Columbus County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 39-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Whiteville (the county seat), Acme-Delco, Bolton, Boardman (formerly Hub), Brunswick, Cerro Gordo, Chadbourn, Evergreen, Fair Bluff, Hallsboro, Lake Waccamaw (formerly Flemington), Old Dock, Pireway, Tabor City, Vineland, and Wananish. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as Lake Waccamaw and the White Marsh; the Daily breeze; Members of the General Assembly from Columbus County before 1851; Early History; Farming, Forestry, Industry, Commerce; Tabacco "King of Columbus"; Stories about place names; Mille-Christine, Siamese twin slaves; Crusoe's Island; the Memory family; the North State Hunt Club; Riegel Carolina Corporation; Leder Brothers stores; the Berry Boom started by J.A. Brown of Chadbourn; Bear hunts, a One-eyed alligator, the Strawberry festival, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000575

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Burke County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 40-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and enhance readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Morganton (the county seat), Rutherford College, Glen Alpine, Drexel, Icard, Hildebran, Connelly Springs, Linville Falls, and Valdese. Among the many subjects included are: General Daniel Morgan for whom Morganton is named; Waightstill Avery; Col. Charles and Major Joseph McDowell, heroes of the Revolutionary War; Samuel P. Carson; Gov. Israel Pickens; Members of the General Assembly from Burke County before 1851; , Physical features; Early settlers and their difficulties; the Burke County Courthouse; the Avery boys in the Civil War; Col. G.W. Kirk; Agriculture; Industry; A.M. Kistler, an industrial promoter; Religion; "Spook" Lights, Notable duels, "Nolichuckey Jack," otherwise known as John Sevier, organizer of the State of Franklin and first governor of Tennessee; Todd Caldwell; the trial of Frankie Silver; Woodrow Wilson's honeymoon, Sally Michael's pipes, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000566

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Gaston County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 41-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Gastonia (the county seat), Belmont, Bessemer City, Cherryville, Cramerton, Crowder, Dallas, Dellview, East Gastonia, High Shoals, Lucia, Mount Holly, Ranlo, and Stanley. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Catawba River; Members of the General Assembly from Gaston County before 1851; biographies of Rev. Humphrey Hunter, Major William Chronicle, John Mattocks and Gen. John Moore, Revoluntionary War heroes; "the Banner Corn Whiskey County of North Carolina;" Civil War and aftermath; Rails and Power; Firestone Textiles and other industries; Religion, Schools and Recreation; Bishop James Cardinal Gibbons and Belmont Abbey, a monastery; Vocational Textile School; Gastonia Technical Institute; the state orthopedic hospital; the annual Greek picnic, a Communist-related textile strike in 1929 and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000586

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Davidson County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new illustrated 43-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65), and Centennial History of Davidson County North Carlina by Rev. Jacob Calvin Leonard (1927). The tri-color front cover is photocopied on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Some of the places mentioned in the booklet include: Lexington (County Seat), Denton, Lexington, Thomasville, Healing Springs, Eller, Pilot, Jackson Hill, Tyro, Churchland, Midway, Acadia, Welcome, and Wallburg. Among the many subjects included are: Geology and Physical features, such as The Trading Path, the Jersey Bottoms, ; Members of the General Assembly from Davidson County before 1851; Early notables -- John Lederer, James Needham, Rev. Samuel Suther, Capt. Benjamin Merrill, George Coble, Valentin Leonardt, Wooldrich Fritz, and others; two early descriptions; Indian tribes; Thomasville furniture; Schools, including Yadkin College, ; Two Rival Cities; Boone's Cabin and Caves; a visit George Washington, one very large chair, Big Henry Shoaf, strong man of Davidson Co., where some place names came from, Buffalo Bill's train crash, and other curious bits of history and trivia. Leonard's excerpt is filled with names, including a roster of men from Davidson County who served in the Conferate Army. It also includes a section on the family of Daniel Boone, a section on General Nathaniel Greene, and a report on the Ghosts of Abbott's Creek. The Dowd excerpts are biographies of James Madison Leach and Rev. Liryum Skidmore Burkhead. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering many historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Bookseller Inventory # 000579

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Chowan County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 44-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Edenton, the county seat, is the principal town in the county. Among the many subjects included are: Persons associated with the early days of the county -- Henderson Walker, Madam Anne Mosely, Seth Sothel, George Monk, Duke of Albemarle, Sanuel Johnston, Hugh Williamson, William Cumming, James Iredell (both father and son), Sephen Cabarrus, Thomas Jones, Joseph Hewes, Charles Johnson, Samuel T. Sawyer, Col. Robert T. Paine, Charles Hoskins, and Augustus Moore; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; why Edenton folk fled to Windsor; Ralph Lane, gold seeker; Physical features such as the Chowan River and Albemarle Sound; Fishing and boating; Peanuts and slaves; Bridges; Edenton, cradle of liberty, complete with 51 ladies at a tea party hosted by Mrs. Elizabeth King; Names of eminent citizens and old homes; two-wheelers of yore, when whiskey was fuel, George Washington's chair, geese for lawnmowing, the "Bell Battery" and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, and includes a separate section on Edenton with a small map and points of interest. Bookseller Inventory # 000573

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Alexander & Caldwell Counties in mountains of northwestern North Carolina, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 45-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's 1851 Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA, first published in 1939; and A New Geography of North Carolina, a project started in the 1950s. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Alexander County -- Taylorsville (county seat), Little River, Millersville, Stony Point, Hiddenite, Liledoun, Vashti, and Bethlehem. Caldwell County -- Lenoir (county seat), Granite Falls, Rhodhiss, Whitenel, Hudson, Collettsville, Globe, Legerwood, Patterson, and Warrior. Among the many subjects included are: Gov. Nathaniel Alexander and John Louis Taylor; Gen. Samuel F. Patterson; Geological and Physical features, such as the Brushy Mountains, Grandfather Mountain, Warrior Mountain, Hibriten Mountain, and the Catawba River valley; Edward Teague and other Regulators who settled Alexander County to escape Gov. Tryon; two leading Patriots -- William Lenoir and Martin Davenport; James Harper, who's health problems led him to Lenoir; the Harper Furniture Company, later bought by J.E. Broyhill, and the Kent -Coffey Manufacturing Co.; the Lenoir High School Band; and ; Baptists and other churches; Apples, Chickens, Chairs and Yarn; a Railroad story; Education, including the Union Baptist Institute, York Collegiate Institute and Patterson School; Alexander Campbell McIntosh and A.T. Allen; Col. Romulus Z. Linney; George Wiese, a remarkable snowball hurling school master; Jim Claffee, who cures alcoholics; a counterfeiting gang, a switching that killed a man, a tale of "hot" money, and other curious bits of history and trivia. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Bookseller Inventory # 000557

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Greene & Pitt Counties in North Carolina, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 46-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Greene County -- Snow Hill (county seat), Hookerton, Walstonburg and Maury. Pitt County -- Greenville (county seat), Farmville, Grifton, Ayden, Bethel, Fountain, Pactolus, Stokes, Falkland, Grimesland, Winterville, Toddy, Logtown, and Arthur or Bellarthur. Among the many subjects included are: County name history -- Johnston to Dobbs to Glasgow to Greene; Bios of General Nathaniel Greene, General Jesse Speight and Dr. Robert Williams; Members of the General Assembly from Greene and Pitt Counties before 1850; Pitt County and the Revolutionary War; Geological and Physical features, such as the Grindle Pocosin, the Tar River and miles of sandy-loam soil; Settlers; Turpentine, Pork and Tobacco; C.I. Hardy -- world's largest individual tobacco planter; "King" Tom Blunt and the Tuscarora Indians; Plantation Life; Religion and the Great Revival; Disastrous fires in Greenville; Education, including Greene Academy and East Carolina College; Railways; a poem by I.T. Kinnin; the unique Carolina Club; a plot overheard, a belfry legend, a "disappearing" river, stories about place names, a visit to Greenville by George Washington (who wasn't too impressed), and other curious bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpt is a brief biography of Louis Charles Latham. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Bookseller Inventory # 000589

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Davie and Yadkin Counties in North Carolina are recalled in this new 49-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Places mentioned in the booklet include: Davie -- Mocksville (county seat), Advance, Cooleemee, Farmington, Cana, Davie X Roads, Calahan Mountain and Clarksville; Yadkin -- Yadkinville (county seat), Arlington, Boonville, Brooks Cross Roads, Center, East Bend, Hamptonville, Huntsville, and Jonesville. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, including the; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; Parents of Daniel Boone; a personal duel for independance; Rowan Helper, prophetic author of The Impending Crisis, a book that was banned in the south; George Wesley Johnson, Mrs. Queen Bess Kennan, Alexander Martin Hanes, the Clements family, Tyre Glenn family, the Col. Joseph Williams family, W.E. Rutledge, publisher of The Yadkin Ripple, the Holcomb cousins, J.H. Craver and Son, N. Glenn Williams and "Old Nick" corn liquor; transportation troubles and the end of a dream; the Civil War; agriculture and industry; Cooleemee plantation; Indian uprisings in the Revolutionary War in Yadkin; the old and the new courthouses in Yadkinville; Tobacco manufacturing in Yadkinville; 'a suit, a Bible and $6.00', gabbro diorite, tobacco baskets, 'Red Strings' baseball team, a reluctant executioner, and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpts are biographies of Richmond Pearson of Asheville, a native of Richmond Hill, and the Rev. W.M. Robey. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Bookseller Inventory # 000580

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Beaufort County and Pamlico County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 50-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; and A New Geography of North Carolina. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: BEAUFORT -- Washington (the county seat), Bath, Belhaven, Aurora, Pantego, Chocowinity, and South Creek. PAMLICO -- Bayboro (the county seat), Oriental, Pamlico, Grantsboro, Whortonsville, Vandemere, Hobucken, Stonewall. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features including the Tar River and Pamlico Sound; Members of the General Assembly from each county before 1851; Early settlers and their troubles with the government and with the Tuscarora Indians; Blackbeard and the pirate era; Transportation improvements; the Civil War period; Washington as state capital; Edward Stanly; John A. Wilkinson; Farming; Industry; Resorts; Schools; the Bounts of Beaufort; how names came about; oysters, , first school bus, a shotgun duel, ghostly hoofprints, murder of a Confederate general, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia. Bookseller Inventory # 000561

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Gates and Herford Counties in North Carolina, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 51-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Gates County -- Gatesville (county seat), Corapeake, Eure, Gates, Hobbsville, Roduco, and Sunbury. Herford County -- Winton (county seat), Ahoskie, Cofield, Como, Harrellsville, St. John, Tunis, Mapleton, and Murfreesboro. Among the many subjects included are: Geological and Physical features, such as part of the Great Dismal Swamp Bennett's Creek, and the Chowan, Meherrin and Wiccacon rivers, ; Members of the General Assembly from each County before 1851; Early notables -- General Horatio Gates, Hardy and William Murfree, Gen. Thomas Wynns, Kenneth Rayner, John Wheeler, the Riddick family, General Kedar Ballard, C.S. Brown, and others; Slave Insurrection in Herford County in 1831 led by Nat Turner (with a list of those murdered); Visits by William Byrd, Bishop Asbury, and George Washington; Richard Gatling, his early machine gun and his agricultural inventions; Roy Parker School of Printing; Transportation, Religion and Education, including Chowan College and Murfreesboro Academy; the Chowanoke and other Indians; Race relations in Herford County; Lost festival called Fisherman's Court, a 'bear' supporter of Grover Cleveland, stories about place names, an unused jail, the old "Nanticoke" steamboat, and other curious bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpts are biographies of W. N. H. Smith, William Paul Roberts, and D.A. Barnes. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and scenic wonders, such as the Great Dismal Swamp. Bookseller Inventory # 000587

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Bertie and Martin Counties in North Carolina, are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 52-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Bertie County -- Windsor (county seat), Askewville, Aulander, Colerain, Kelford, Lewiston-Woodville, Merry Hill, Midway, Powellsville, and Roxobel. Martin County -- Williamston (county seat), Bear Grass, Darden, Everetts, Hamilton, Hassell, Jamesville, Oak City, Parmele, Gold Point, Robertsonville, and Dymond City, a ghost town. Among the many subjects included are: Geological and Physical features, such as Chowan and Roanoke Rivers and Salmon Creek; Members of the General Assembly from Bertie County before 1851; Early notables -- Captain Jacob Turner, Zedekiah and David Stone, William and William W. Cherry, George and David Outlaw, Patrick Henry Winston, Col. Thomas Pollock, Thomas Van Horn, Roger S. Critcher, Robert H. Everett, ; Early residents, including Indians; Farming; Culpeper's Rebellion; the Battle of Batchelor's Bay; the aftermath of the Civil War and the Ku Klux Klan; Lumber; Fishing by machine as well as pole; Recreational Possibilities; Churches and Schools; Industry and Transportation; the Great Fisheries; Fort Branch and the Civil War; the Indian Gallows, Voodoo Land in Indian Woods, a marriage black-list, , and other curious bits of history and trivia. Old Bertie Homes mentioned include Rosefield, Hope, Windsor Castle, Scotch Hall, Avoca, King House, Mt. Gould, the Yellow House, the Pugh-Walton-Mizzell-Urquhart House, Woodbourne, Tylers, Pineview, Thunderbolt and Jordan House. The Dowd excerpt is limited to a biography of Dennison Worthington. The WPA section offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities. Bookseller Inventory # 000562

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Lincoln County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 52-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina (1851); Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888), North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State (1939), a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina (1954-65). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Places mentioned in the booklet include: Lincolnton (county seat), Boger City, Crouse, Denver, and Iron Station. Among the many subjects included are: Persons associated with the early days of the county -- Benjamin Lincoln, General Joseph Graham (lengthy account of his services in the Revolution) and family, the Brevard family, the Forney family, Robert H. Burton, Colonel Michael Hoke, and Rev. Robert Hall Morrison; Members of the General Assembly before 1851; Document supporting Boston against the British in 1775; a detailed account of the Battle of Ramsour's Mill in June 1780; birthplace of North Carolina's the textile industry; Iron deposits; Paper mills; Physical features; Western Plank Road; the Civil War and Reconstruction eras; Agriculture; Brother vs. Brother in the Revolution; General Robert Hoke; General James Pinkney Henderson, first governor of Texas, and Joseph Johnston, governor of Alabama; Hoke Smith, the Schenck family; Stephen Ramseur, youngest major general in the Confederate army; Old Houses; Schools and Churches; a faithful Bible reader, a Negro senator, courtroom poets, a 130 year old free Negro, anglicized Dutch names, and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The Dowd excerpt has biographies of John F. Hoke and William Marcus Shipp. The WPA excerpt offers a nostalgic glimpse of the area from a 1939 vantage point, offering historical notes and sightseeing possibilities, such as Tarleton's Tea Table and Confederate Memorial Hall. Bookseller Inventory # 000599

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Item Description: Spiral/Comb. Book Condition: New. No Jacket. Limited Edition Reprint. Early days in Chatham and Lee Counties in central North Carolina, are recalled in this new 53-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books, the oldest dating from 1851. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA; A New Geography of North Carolina and Sketches of Prominent Living North Carolinians by Jerome Dowd (1888). The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is photocopied single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Chatham -- Pittsboro (the county seat), Siler City, Goldston, Bennett, Gulf, Moncure, Brickhaven, Coalglen, Mt. Vernon Springs, Haywood, Merry Oaks, Bear Creek, Bonlee and Bynum; Lee -- Sanford (the county seat), Jonesboro Heights, Swan Station, Lemon Springs, White Hill, and Colon. Among the many subjects included are: Names of early delegates to political meetings; How David Fannen, the terror of the county, lost his horse; James Taylor; Charles Manly, governor; Abraham Rencher; Hugh McQueen; physical features, such as "worn-out mountains" and "a vanished sea"; Economic ups and downs; Industry and Agriculture; W.E. Hart and Clyde L. Fore; Schools and churches; Bad luck coal mines; the Triassic belt; Mr. and Mrs. H.A. Cooper and A.R. Cole, potters; Charles D. McIver, educator; A.A.F. Seawell, Supreme Court justice; the Devil's Path, a hospital miracle, the yellow house with the movable ceiling, the Siler clan including a female sheriff, chickens and boll weevils, turpentine, tobacco and pottery in Lee County, growing flowers without dirt, and many other interesting anecdotes and bits of history. The Dowd excerpt is a biography of Abraham Merritt, educator and newspaper publisher. Bookseller Inventory # 000570

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