Around Greensboro

Looking at it now, one would not be able to tell that at one time this sleepy little
town was a bustling and important industrial town that would help shape the area
around it. At one time, it was predicted that Greensboro would grow to reach the ...

Around Greensboro

Author: Michele Buday-Murray

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439649073

Page: 128

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Around Greensboro covers communities of southeastern Greene County, including Greensboro at its heart. Greensboro was originally called Delight by the Mingo Indians who lived in the region. Because of its location on the Monongahela River, it quickly became an important trading location for the trappers and settlers moving through in the late 1700s. Later, Albert Gallatin introduced a group of Belgian glassblowers to the area, and in 1807, the glassworks in Greensboro was opened. As the glass business began to fade, another took its place. The area was rich in clay, which would be vital to the development of the pottery industry. From the 1840s to 1915, pottery was king in Greensboro, and the town boomed. As the pottery industry faded, it too would be replaced by another industry: coal. Greensboro, once famous for its glass and pottery, became known for its bituminous coal mines. This book covers the early days of Greensboro to the devastating Election Day Flood of 1985.

Around Greensboro

Six GREENSBORO'S PEOPLE AND SOCIAL ACTIVITIES The people who have
led Greensboro through over 200 years of success are many indeed , and ... He
settled in Greensboro around 1860 , where he practiced until his death in 1871 .

Around Greensboro

Author: Judy Reveal

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738553726

Page: 127

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The quaint town of Greensboro, Maryland, is nestled in the middle of the Delmarva Peninsula on Maryland's Eastern Shore where its American roots travel across the Choptank River and reach deep into the agricultural soil of Caroline County. The Choptank River's path meanders up the peninsula from the Chesapeake Bay, cutting through Caroline County, and it is at the great bend in the river that Peter Harrington brought into full bloom his grandfather Peter Rich's vision of a town. This location was vital to the movement of products to and from people living in the middle of the peninsula, and Greensboro quickly grew into a thriving small port town where businesses, including tanneries and shipbuilding, appeared. Greensboro's accessibility to Washington, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Wilmington makes this quiet town a convenient bedroom community with big-town access and rural serenity.

Greensboro Volume II Neighborhoods

An area known as “ West End ” developed around the school , and it soon
included more than 100 houses , five stores , and three churches . This area and
an earlier one around Greensboro College now make up the College Hill Historic
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Greensboro Volume II Neighborhoods

Author: Gayle Hicks Fripp

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738568829

Page: 128

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With 230 more intriguing scenes from Greensboro's past, Greensboro Volume II: Neighborhoods highlights the changing architecture of area homes, churches, and schools, and invites readers to meet the residents who have contributed to the community's growth. The images in this collection, many of which are previously unpublished, have been selected from the extensive archives of the Greensboro Historical Museum. Join author Gayle Hicks Fripp on a fascinating photographic tour that continues to explore the city's impressive transformation. Discover unique 19th-century homes such as Blandwood, Gov. John Motley Morehead's estate; learn about African-American churches established at the end of the Civil War; and witness the impact of transportation developments on the city's expansion and housing patterns. The residences of well-known citizens, including textile entrepreneurs Ceasar Cone and Emanuel Sternberger, World War II flyers George Preddy and Mary Webb Nicholson, and developer A.M. Scales, are also featured.

The Confederate Surrender at Greensboro

... that spring dissipated with these successive blows. Huddled around their
campfires and in their makeshift shelters ... That was not the case here in the
camps scattered around Greensboro. At each point in the past, the men had
known that ...

The Confederate Surrender at Greensboro

Author: Robert M. Dunkerly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 1476603812

Page: 232

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Drawing upon more than 200 eyewitness accounts, this work chronicles the largest troop surrender of the Civil War, at Greensboro—one of the most confusing, frustrating and tension-filled events of the war. Long overshadowed by Appomattox, this event was equally important in ending the war, and is much more representative of how most Americans in 1865 experienced the conflict’s end. The book includes a timeline, organizational charts, an order of battle, maps, and illustrations. It also uses many unpublished accounts and provides information on Confederate campsites that have been lost to development and neglect.

The Athens Georgia Story Moving to Greensboro

Tricia was a good person when she wasn't Splashing or running around. I don't
know how she died. I hope she had made peace with the Lord so her body can
go to heaven. She died this morning around ten o'clock. We are going to miss
Miss ...

The Athens  Georgia Story  Moving to Greensboro

Author: Joshua Jones, Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

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Klansville U S A

highlights how features of communities beyond their degree of urbanization
shaped the klan's successes and failures.19 Greensboro and its surrounding
Guilford County communities were known as traditional klan hotbeds. Three U.S.
Klan ...

Klansville  U S A

Author: David Cunningham

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199911088

Page: 360

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In the 1960s, on the heels of the Brown vs. Board of Education decision and in the midst of the growing Civil Rights Movement, Ku Klux Klan activity boomed, reaching an intensity not seen since the 1920s, when the KKK boasted over 4 million members. Most surprisingly, the state with the largest Klan membership-more than the rest of the South combined-was North Carolina, a supposed bastion of southern-style progressivism. Klansville, U.S.A. is the first substantial history of the civil rights-era KKK's astounding rise and fall, focusing on the under-explored case of the United Klans of America (UKA) in North Carolina. Why the UKA flourished in the Tar Heel state presents a fascinating puzzle and a window into the complex appeal of the Klan as a whole. Drawing on a range of new archival sources and interviews with Klan members, including state and national leaders, the book uncovers the complex logic of KKK activity. David Cunningham demonstrates that the Klan organized most successfully where whites perceived civil rights reforms to be a significant threat to their status, where mainstream outlets for segregationist resistance were lacking, and where the policing of the Klan's activities was lax. Moreover, by connecting the Klan to the more mainstream segregationist and anti-communist groups across the South, Cunningham provides valuable insight into southern conservatism, its resistance to civil rights, and the region's subsequent dramatic shift to the Republican Party. Klansville, U.S.A. illuminates a period of Klan history that has been largely ignored, shedding new light on organized racism and on how political extremism can intersect with mainstream institutions and ideals.

Northern Alabama

Most of the inhabitants cultitlements were made in the vicinity of Greensboro
vated the soil for a livelihood , and were ... The country around Greensboro , in
these early by tilling the soil . times , is said to have been indescribably beautiful .

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Greensboro

Greensboro has been hit hard by the changing world economy. The difference in
wages paid in the United States ... Some companies are still around but are
operated by folks outside of Greensboro. And many others are simply gone.
Missing ...

Greensboro

Author: Kevin Reid

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1439646287

Page: 96

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Greensboro has reinvented itself in recent decades. By the time of its 1958 sesquicentennial, Greensboro was North Carolina's second-largest city and the world's largest producer of denim. It was home to many textile companies, including the world's largest; major insurance firms; and manufacturers of other products. Greensboro holds an important place in the civil rights movement, with the sit-ins at Woolworth's department store, a site now preserved as the International Civil Rights Center & Museum. In 1982, a grocery store opened in Greensboro that wanted to bring the old-fashioned market experience back to consumers. The Fresh Market has since expanded to over 100 stores in more than 20 states. Greensboro's roster of colleges and universities has grown over the years, and it remains a key education and research center. Founded in 1991, RF Micro Devices, Greensboro's largest company, makes components of most cell phones. Greensboro showcases the rich commercial and community history of this city over the past 50 years.

Dateline Greensboro

The Southern Real Estate Company purchased the Cobb property and started
developing it around 1924, building a golf ... Like the hundreds of weddings they
shot over the years, the entire photo event at Greensboro College lasted close to
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Dateline Greensboro

Author: J. Stephen Catlett

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738514772

Page: 128

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Martin's Studio photographers Carol W. Martin and Malcolm A. Miller practiced assignment photography for most of their careers. Unlike freelance documentary photographers, they did not choose the times, places, or subjects. However, instead of working at careers that could have easily become tedious and uninteresting, these former newspaper and studio photographers created a vast and amazing body of work, shooting almost every imaginable aspect of community life. Martin and Miller focused their work on Greensboro and Guilford County, but phone calls and appointments took them to all areas of the state. Included in this book are images from Greensboro, as well as Candor, Cape Hatteras, Chapel Hill, Charlotte, Lexington, Manteo, Ocean Isle, Raleigh, Reidsville, and Winston-Salem. Images from the Martin's Studio Collection were first published in Martin's and Miller's Greensboro, also by Catlett, which was created as a companion to the Greensboro Historical Museum's exhibit, which will remain on display through the autumn of 2003. Dateline Greensboro: The Piedmont and Beyond includes entirely different historical images from the archive, and unlike the thematic arrangement for the earlier book, this volume takes readers on a chronological journey-a camera ride-from the 1930s through the 1960s. Three chapters offer readers the opportunity to relive three complete days in the life of the studio, with a timeline of images made from early morning to late night.

Greensboro s First Presbyterian Church Cemetery

... Robert G. Lindsay , gives insight into daily home life in early Greensboro . “ I
wonder , Dear husband , how you are just now engaged and just look into your
house and see how lonesome wife looks sitting in her gown , a cape thrown
around ...

Greensboro s First Presbyterian Church Cemetery

Author: Carol Moore

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738543109

Page: 127

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Historic First Presbyterian Church Cemetery was established in 1831 and over time has survived vandalism, storms, an earthquake, and threats of removal. It is a lasting remembrance to the early citizens of Greensboro who carved a city out of the wilderness. Originally the cemetery was located on the edge of town, but because of Greensboro's growth, it is now nestled in the center of the cultural district behind the Greensboro Historical Museum. Those buried in the cemetery are from all walks of life-from wealthy to poor, those with doctorate degrees to the illiterate, the famous to those whose names are lost for all time, the newborn to the centenarian, the saint to the sinner, and the slave owner to the abolitionist. The early builders of the city and state and veterans of four wars now rest in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery.

The Greensboro Review

The little explosions of sunlight around the room cheered me up . The windows ...
They were a constant sound in our lives , going round and round and round like
the earth goes around the sun and the moon around the earth . These were ...

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Rather than have them lying around the apartment , however , I tossed them into
the storage shed behind my shop . No one knew how old Lazar really was ,
though it was generally agreed that he was far past the age when it was still
dignified ...

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