Durham Tales: The Morris Street Maple, the Plastic Cow, the Durham Day that Was & More

Durham Tales: The Morris Street Maple, the Plastic Cow, the Durham Day that Was & More

by Jim Wise
     
 

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There is much history in the Bull City, and some of it can be found within these pages. Journalist and local historian Jim Wise relates how Bull Durham smoking tobacco put Durham, North Carolina, on the map; how a plastic cow and an oversized flag cut the city council down to size; how it felt to travel back in time at the Duke Homestead; and how sportsman Al Mann

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There is much history in the Bull City, and some of it can be found within these pages. Journalist and local historian Jim Wise relates how Bull Durham smoking tobacco put Durham, North Carolina, on the map; how a plastic cow and an oversized flag cut the city council down to size; how it felt to travel back in time at the Duke Homestead; and how sportsman Al Mann and Mom" Ruby Planck left indelible marks on their hometown. Durham's stories are its own, but in them readers may find people, places and truths that resonate with hometowns everywhere."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596295889
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
10/27/2008
Series:
American Chronicles Series
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
1,117,904
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Born in Georgia, raised in Florida and resident of North Carolina since 1966, Jim Wise is an alumnus of Duke University (BA, English) and the University of North Carolina (MA, folklore). He has been a reporter, editor and/or columnist for newspapers in Durham, North Carolina, for more than twenty-eight years and has taught adult classes on local and Southern history for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke. His previous History Press books are On Sherman's Trail: The Civil War's North Carolina Climax and Durham Tales: The Morris Street Maple, the Plastic Cow, the Durham Day that Was and More. He and his wife, Babs, live in Durham with an aging dog and cat.

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