Early days in Duplin 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 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: Kenansville (county seat), Wallace, Teacheys, Rose Hill, Magnolia (formerly Stricklansville), Warsaw, Bowdens, Faison, Calypso and Beulaville (formerly Snatchet). Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Northeast Capt Fear River and Goshen Swamp; List of those taking the Oath of Allegiance in 1777; Members of the General Assembly from Duplin County before 1851; Agriculture; Scoth-Irish settlers; Churches and Schools; Invasion by Cornwallis during the Revolutionary War; the Kenan family; "The Duplin Story," a historical pageant; Stories about place names; a school that went to war, how love moved a railroad, a strange kind of fishing, a once-a-year tell-all newspaper, and other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Duplin County, NC
Sources: History of Duplin 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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