Carl Sandburg Home:: The Connemara

Carl Sandburg Home:: The Connemara

by Galen Reuther
     
 

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The story of North Carolina's Carl Sandburg Home, "Connemara," began in the early 19th century when Christopher Gustavus Memminger, noted lawyer and first secretary of the Confederate treasury, built "Rock Hill" as his summer home. After Memminger's death, the property was owned by William Gregg Jr., son of textile giant William Gregg, and later by Ellison Adger

Overview

The story of North Carolina's Carl Sandburg Home, "Connemara," began in the early 19th century when Christopher Gustavus Memminger, noted lawyer and first secretary of the Confederate treasury, built "Rock Hill" as his summer home. After Memminger's death, the property was owned by William Gregg Jr., son of textile giant William Gregg, and later by Ellison Adger Smyth, dean of the Southern textile industry, who renamed it Connemara. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sandburg and his family purchased the property in 1945 and then lived there for 22 years. Connemara is a National Historic Site run by the National Park Service. It welcomes over 100,000 guests per year to tour, learn, and enjoy the house, barns, and hiking trails.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781439617359
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
07/19/2006
Series:
Images of America Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
49 MB
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Meet the Author

This is the third Images of America title for author Galen Reuther. In this volume, she tells the story of the Carl Sandburg Home with images dating from the 1800s. In addition to photographs and information obtained from individuals, the author was privileged to have access to the Carl Sandburg Home archives, personal collections of the Memminger and Smyth families, and works by noted photographer June Glenn Jr. Reuther lives in Flat Rock, North Carolina, with her husband, Lee, and two cats, Charleston and Dixie.

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