Burke County, North Carolina: Historic Tales from the Gateway to the Blue Ridge

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596293236
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/30/2007
  • Pages: 127
  • Sales rank: 1,507,068
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
Indian, Spanish, English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, African, German     9
Table Rock-A Gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains     12
Native Americans of Western North Carolina     15
Nature's Little Secrets Along the Catawba River     18
Way Back When Burke Was Part of Spanish Florida     21
Captain Juan Pardo and the Spanish Empire     24
Lord John Carteret and the Granville Line     27
250-Year-Old Diary Describes Old Burke     30
Who Named Quaker Meadows?     33
Quaker Meadows Presbyterian Church     35
Kings Mountain Battle Has Deep Roots in Burke     37
General Daniel Morgan-American Hero at Cowpens     40
Thomas Burke-Statesman and Patriot     43
Waightstill Avery-Patriot and Gentleman     45
The State of Franklin Secedes from Old Burke     48
Andre Michaux Slept Here     51
There's Gold in Them Th'r Hills     54
Confederate Training Camp Destroyed     57
Stoneman's Raiders Attack Morganton     60
Western N.C. Rail Road Changed Burke County     62
Community Names Also Tell Local History     66
Moonshiners and Bootleggers     69
Let's Name aHigh School for Robert Logan Patton     72
The Waldenses of Italy-and Burke     75
Burke County-January 1, 1900     78
Legends, Myths and Folklore     82
Burke is Home to the "Master of the World"     87
William George Randall 1860-1905     90
The Lost Community of Fonta Flora     93
When Textile Was "the King"     96
And When Furniture Was "the Queen"     100
Seen a Good (Old) Magazine Lately?     104
Burke County Fair, One of the Best-Again!     107
Senator Sam: A Native Son Remembered     110
Spring! It's Snipe Hunting Season     113
Motorcyclists Love Ripshin Ridge     116
Rejoice! It's Springtime in Irish Creek Valley     119
You're from Burke County When...     121
Notes     125
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