Early days in Forsyth County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 52-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: Winston-Salem (county seat), Kernersville, Bethania, Belews Creek, Rural Hall, Clemmons, Lewisville, Old Town (or Oldtown), Walkertown, Tobaccoville, Hanes, Dennis, Teaguetown, Union Cross, Pfafftown, Donnaha, Idols, Bannertown and Reynolda. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Yadkin River and "Box" Mountain; Benjamin Forsythe and Joseph Winston; Members of the General Assembly from Forsyth County before 1851; a carefully planned community settled by Moravians; J.R. Reynolds and the tobacco industry; the Hanes family; Diversity and innovation, such as profit-sharing; Recreation, Religion, Public Projects, and Education; Salem College, Winston-Salem Teacher's College, and Wake Forest College; Restoration of Old Salem; Taylor Brothers Tobacco Co.; Stories about place names; importance of a disgruntled farmer, and many other fascinating bits of history and trivia. The WPA section on Winston-Salem includes a map with 29 points of interest.
Forsyth County, NC
Sources: History of Forsyth 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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