Davidson County

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Arcadia Publishing, 2000 - History - 128 pages
Named for famed Revolutionary war hero General William Lee Davidson, Davidson County enjoys a rich heritage in the heartland of North Carolina's piedmont region, one that combines engaging personalities, charming small towns, a taste for fine barbecue, and world-famous furniture craftsmanship. This volume,with over 200 black-and-white photographs, takes readers on a visual tour of Davidson County over the past two centuries, a time of dramatic change when the county evolved from simple agrarian-based villages into towns swelling with industry. Davidson County allows readers to explore their history as never before, including early scenes of the Court Square, the steadfast facades of the Uptown Lexington Historic District, the famed first "Big Chair" in Thomasville, and a

collection of national celebrities that visited different parts of the county--Hop Along Cassidy, Ty Cobb, and Elvis Presley. However, it is not the homes and buildings that make a place special, but its people. This pictorial retrospective features the

stories and images of everyday life in the county, showcasing residents in the local classroom, workplace, and "out and about" in the county enjoying its beautiful landscape.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
6
Davidson County at Work
31
Davidson County at Play
53
Schools and Childrens Homes
67
Life in Davidson County
81
Davidson County Distinctions
111
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The Davidson County Historical Museum and Ray Howell, author of the much-celebrated theatrical production False Alarm at Midnight, have compiled a remarkable collection of images that celebrates the unique history of Davidson County. Appealing to both longtime residents and newcomers, Davidson County provides readers of all generations a unique opportunity to experience their hometown's past and to remember its challenges and successes over the decades.

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