Early days in Sampson 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 enhance readability. Towns mentioned in the booklet include: Clinton (the county seat), Roseboro, Garland, Salemburg, Newton Grove, Turkey, Ivanhoe, Autryville, Newton's Crossroads, Harrell's, and Delway. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features; Gov. Gabriel Holmes; Vice President William Rufus King; Members of the General Assembly from Sampson County before 1851; Early settlers; First Census; the "huckleberry era"; Schools; the Butler and the Highsmith families; John Sampson; the academy at Salemburg and the institutions that grew out of it; an escaped lion, Perry Cook's steam buggy, and numerous other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Sampson County, NC
Sources: History of Sampson 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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