Early days in Onslow County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 25-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: Jacksonville (county seat, originally called Wantland's Ferry), Richlands, Camp Davis, Camp Lejeune, Swansboro, Belgrade, Holly Ridge, Snead's Ferry . Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as Hoffman Forest, Bogue Inlet, White Oak River and New River; Members of the General Assembly from Onslow County before 1851; First settlers; Farming; Slave Insurrection in 1821; a look at Camp Lejeune; Otway Burns, a swashbucking sea raider; Stories about place names; Low capital crime rate; Religion and Schools; Rumrunners during prohibition, Onslow ham and New River oysters, rise and fall of a modern boom town, and other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Onslow County, NC
Sources: History of Onslow 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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