Guilford County: Heart of the Piedmont

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Arcadia Pub., 2002 - History - 160 pages
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Before Guilford County's formal establishment in 1771, legions of brave pioneers, such as English Quakers, German Lutherans, and Scotch-Irish Presbyterians, journeyed the Great Wagon Road from points north to find religious freedom and new opportunity within North Carolina's virgin frontier. From the vision and perseverance of these early families flourished the communities of Jamestown, Gibsonville, Pleasant Garden, Stokesdale, Summerfield, and eventually the larger urban centers of Greensboro and High Point.

With over 100 black-and-white illustrations and photographs, Guilford County: Heart of the Piedmont traces the fascinating story of one of North Carolina's most historic piedmont counties, from small backcountry settlements to the large industrial complexes scattered across today's landscape. Within this work, readers will experience the dramatic changes to the county traditions and practices as modes of transportation evolve and industry expands to provide new luxuries and new opportunities. Putting a human face on the county's past, this illustrated history recalls memorable county luminaries such as former governor John Motley Morehead, cotton mill magnate Henry Humphries, and Vick's VapoRub entrepreneur Lunsford Richardson Sr. and allows today's generation to see their contributions to Guilford County's culture and commerce over the decades.

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North Carolina historian Lynn Salsi and award-winning photographer Frances Eubanks have compiled an extraordinary collection of vivid photographs with informative research that captures the essence of Carteret County: a place of beauty on the edge of the storm. Bringing to life the fascinating history of one of the Tar Heel StateAA[A[aAŽA[aA[s most unique regions, Carteret County is a celebration of a place that possesses charming fishing villages, picturesque shorelines, and stunning marshscapes and is abundant with Southern coastal traditions. Whether a longtime resident or a visitor to this coastal paradise, you will surely enjoy this journey into the countyAA[A[aAŽA[aA[s past.

North Carolina historian and local author Lynn Salsi and researcher/photographer Burke Salsi have composed a highly readable history that remembers the principal characters, events, and places that shaped Guilford County's heritage and celebrates their special legacies in the Tar Heel experience.

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