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 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: 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.
Moore County, NC
Sources: History of Moore County North Carolina; Historical Sketches of North Carolina
Authors: John Hill Wheeler
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Original Publisher: The Arkansaw Traveler Publishing Co.
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