Early days in Wayne County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new 32-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: Goldsboro (county seat), Waynesboro, Mount Olive, Pikeville, Seven Springs, Fremont, and Eureka. Among the many subjects included are: Physical features, such as the Neuse; Members of the General Assembly from Wayne County before 1851; Religion, Schools, Railroads, Hospital, etc.; a Bio of Mad Anthony Wayne, for whom the county was named, and stories about other place names; Mary Hooks Slocumb, heroine of the Revolution; two governors -- Charles Aycock and Curtis Brogden; the Civil War; Tobacco Market; a town with a taste for strawberries and pickles, a barbecue that moved a courthouse, and many other interesting bits of history and trivia.
Wayne County, NC
Sources: History of Wayne 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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