Early days in Montgomery 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: Troy (County Seat), Biscoe, Candor, Eldorado, Ether, Hydro, Mount Gilead, Ophir, Pee Dee, Pekin, Rubyatt, Star, and Wadeville. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Yadkin and Pee Dee River(s), Lake Tillery and the Uwharrie Division of the National Forest; Members of the General Assembly from Montgomery County before 1851; John Troy, Edmund Deberry, John Culpepper, Mose Richter (Peach King), M.R. Clark, Branson McRae (the Shoe Man), and Fred Taylor; Peaches and Pines; Turpentine and Lumber; Gold mining; Creek Indian village; a teacher's memories of early days; General Richard Montgomery and other items about place names; how a poor house thrived, a visit from arch-criminal John Murrell, and other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Montgomery County, NC
Sources: History of Montgomery 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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