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 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: 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.
Cabarrus County, NC
Sources: History of Cabarrus 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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