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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