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 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: 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.
Columbus County, NC
Sources: History of Columbus 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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