Historic Photos of Winston-Salem

Overview

In 1766, Moravian settlers, most having migrated to the Crown colony of North Carolina from Pennsylvania, established the town of Salem. Over eight decades, Salem became a key transportation nexus for both east-west and north-south traffic, yet never lost its Moravian trappings. In 1849, North Carolina established Forsyth County and incorporated Winston as its county seat. In the aftermath of the Civil War, this virtually undamaged region of the state began a rapid period of industrial and economic development, ...

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Overview

In 1766, Moravian settlers, most having migrated to the Crown colony of North Carolina from Pennsylvania, established the town of Salem. Over eight decades, Salem became a key transportation nexus for both east-west and north-south traffic, yet never lost its Moravian trappings. In 1849, North Carolina established Forsyth County and incorporated Winston as its county seat. In the aftermath of the Civil War, this virtually undamaged region of the state began a rapid period of industrial and economic development, spurred by the pungent aroma of Bright Leaf tobacco. Population growth accompanied prosperity, and in 1913, the towns merged into a single municipality: Winston-Salem. In 2005, Winston-Salem boasted an estimated population of over 200,000, making it the fifth largest city in North Carolina. Its history is as diverse as the two towns from which it arose, one steeped in religious values and the other born from political expediency. This volume captures that diverse history in word and photographic image, a tribute to citizens, past and present, of the fine city of Winston-Salem.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596524217
  • Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 6/20/2008
  • Series: Historic Photos Series
  • Pages: 206
  • Sales rank: 521,048
  • Product dimensions: 10.20 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Born and bred a Tar Heel, Wade G. Dudley holds a PhD in history from the University of Alabama, and an MA in maritime history and nautical archaeology from East Carolina University. He teaches North Carolina History, among other courses, at East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina. He is the author of the award-winning Splintering the Wooden Wall: The British Blockade of the United States, 1812-1815 (Naval Institute Press, 2003) and Drake: For God, Queen, and Plunder (Potomac Books, 2003), as well as numerous articles, book chapters, and short stories. Dudley has written Historic Photos of Wilmington, also available from Turner Publishing.
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