Early days in Randolph County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 35-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: Asheboro (county seat), Franklinville, Staley, Archdale, Liberty, Seagrove, Deep River, Worthville, Central Falls, Cedar Falls, Coleridge, Randleman and Ramseur. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Uwharrie Mountains; Members of the General Assembly from Randolph County before 1851; Herman Husbands, firebrand of the Regulators; Industries; Baptists, Methodists, Quakers and the Great Revival; Abolitionists and Union sentiment; Gov. Jonathan Worth; Agriculture and a model farm; the Keyauwee Indians; George Washington Carver College and other schools, Stories about place names; covered bridges, gold mining, a shaky volcano story, two county heroines, the tragedy of Naomi Wise, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Randolph County, NC
Sources: History of Randolph 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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