39 Page Illustrated
Early days in Columbus
County, North Carolina, are recalled in this new
39-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.
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:
Whiteville (the county seat), Acme-Delco,
Bolton, Boardman (formerly Hub), Brunswick, Cerro Gordo, Chadbourn,
Evergreen, Fair Bluff, Hallsboro, Lake Waccamaw (formerly Flemington),
Old Dock, Pireway, Tabor City, Vineland, and Wananish.
Among the many subjects
included are: Physical features,
such as Lake Waccamaw and the White Marsh; the Daily breeze; Members
of the General Assembly from Columbus County before 1851; Early
History; Farming, Forestry, Industry, Commerce; Tabacco "King
of Columbus"; Stories about place names; Mille-Christine, Siamese
twin slaves; Crusoe's Island; the Memory family; the North State
Hunt Club; Riegel Carolina Corporation; Leder Brothers stores; the
Berry Boom started by J.A. Brown of Chadbourn; Bear hunts, a One-eyed
alligator, the Strawberry festival, and numerous other interesting
bits of history and trivia.
North Carolina booklets, unlike some of our other offerings, do
not include an abundance of specific genealogical and biographical
data. They are, however, a good resource for learning about the
history, geography and social climate of places you or your ancestors
may have lived. Then, if you should happen to find an ancestor mentioned,
consider it a bonus!
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