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 printed 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.
Brunswick County, NC
Sources: History of Brunswick County North Carolina / Historical Sketches of North Carolina
Authors: John Hill Wheeler, et al
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Original Publisher: The Arkansaw Traveler Publishing Co.
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