Concord, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

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When state legislator Stephen Cabarrus sought a compromise between quarreling Scotch-Irish and German settlers over the location of Cabarrus County's seat, his appeal led to a "concord" that gave birth to one of North Carolina's most charming cities. Not long after its 1796 founding, Concord began a transformation from an agricultural community into a textile-manufacturing mecca as captains of industry built empires exploiting the cotton that so abundantly sprouted from the region's fruitful soil. By the advent ...
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Overview


When state legislator Stephen Cabarrus sought a compromise between quarreling Scotch-Irish and German settlers over the location of Cabarrus County's seat, his appeal led to a "concord" that gave birth to one of North Carolina's most charming cities. Not long after its 1796 founding, Concord began a transformation from an agricultural community into a textile-manufacturing mecca as captains of industry built empires exploiting the cotton that so abundantly sprouted from the region's fruitful soil. By the advent of the 1900s, textiles' prosperity encouraged an architectural renaissance within Concord's downtown, where the stately buildings, churches, and residences still stand today. While the cotton mills that made Concord famous are no more, the city has transitioned into a fast-paced motorsports center and the home of North Carolina's most popular tourist destination, Concord Mills shopping mall.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780738587226
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 3/22/2011
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 998,837
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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Images of America: Concord includes roughly 200 photographs and images that were culled from the Concord Museum archives and private collections. Michael Eury, executive director of Historic Cabarrus Association and a Concord native, weaves a spellbinding web of unforgettable portraits that celebrates the civic pride, hard work, moral integrity, and natural beauty that helped earn Concord the National Civic League's "All-America City" Award in 2004.
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Table of Contents

Foreword Helen Arthur-Cornett 6

Acknowledgments 8

Introduction 9

1 The Making of a Mill Town 11

2 An Era of Progress 31

3 The Home Front 55

4 Concord Schools 63

5 Concord Businesses 83

6 An All-American City 109

Bibliography 127

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