Granville County, North Carolina: Looking Back

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Although it is removed from the hustle and bustle of its southern neighbors Raleigh and Durham, Granville County, North Carolina, has influenced the history of the state and the nation. It has produced sports stars, award-winning authors, influential state political leaders, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and an agricultural heritage second to none. Author Lewis Bowling discusses these important figures and paints an intimate picture of Granville's past-from Christmas celebrations to tobacco ...
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Although it is removed from the hustle and bustle of its southern neighbors Raleigh and Durham, Granville County, North Carolina, has influenced the history of the state and the nation. It has produced sports stars, award-winning authors, influential state political leaders, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and an agricultural heritage second to none. Author Lewis Bowling discusses these important figures and paints an intimate picture of Granville's past-from Christmas celebrations to tobacco harvests-in his column "Looking Back" in the Oxford Public Ledger. Collected for the first time, these articles are sure to delight all who know Granville County as home.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596293335
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 12/7/2007
  • Pages: 125
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: Welcome to Granville County     9
Granville County Timeline     13
Oxford     19
A Drive Through Oxford in 1886     23
Now Ride with Me     26
A Visit to Oxford in 1908     30
Christmas Celebrations     33
Street Names     36
Hall's Drugstore     38
Happenings around Stovall     41
A Letter of Encouragement     43
Ed Meadows, All-American     45
Some "Goings On" in 1914     48
Education     50
Oxford's Orphanages     55
Granville County and the Civil War     58
Tobacco     61
To the Moon     68
A Good Man     70
Camp Butner     75
A Great Victory for Stem High School     81
Thad Stem     84
Hanging around a Country Store     87
A World War II Experience     91
Granville County People     95
Granville County Hospital     100
Richard H. Thornton Library     103
Creedmoor     106
An Oxford Boy Makes the Big Leagues     109
A Few Good Poems     112
ACollege in Oxford     120
The Hester Family Tragedy     123
About the Author     127
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