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Kinston, North Carolina (Images of America Series)
     

Kinston, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

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by Nina Moore
 

Kinston, North Carolina, a picturesque agrarian city in the eastern part of the Tarheel State, envelops a rich history of well-known residents, historical battles, Southern myth, and thriving businesses. Typical of most Southern farming communities, tobacco played a key role in shaping the community's future; in fact, the city grew up around the site of an old

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Kinston, North Carolina, a picturesque agrarian city in the eastern part of the Tarheel State, envelops a rich history of well-known residents, historical battles, Southern myth, and thriving businesses. Typical of most Southern farming communities, tobacco played a key role in shaping the community's future; in fact, the city grew up around the site of an old tobacco warehouse located on the banks of the Neuse River. With the convenience of the Neuse winding through the city's downtown section, it is easy to see why people made their homes here more than two-and-a-half centuries ago.

Kinston is a celebratory volume that preserves the storied past of Lenoir County's seat of government. Photographs document the county's fourth courthouse, built in 1938 after the first three were destroyed; the evolution of Queen Street's downtown businesses; and the fabled artesian well fountain, rumored to always bring those who drank from it back to Kinston. Readers will meet Dr. Richard Henry Lewis, namesake of Lewis School, and revisit the city's bicentennial celebration, held in 1962. Informative stories add color to these attractive vintage photographs, which together spark fond memories in the minds of older residents while offering the younger generations a glimpse of their heritage.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738514345
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
09/15/2002
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,311,008
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.22(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Nina Moore, Kinston native and history enthusiast, has combined historical photographs from public and private collections with informative captions to pay tribute to her home town. Join her on this singular journey through Kinston's defining days in a volume that pays tribute to the city's glorious history.

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Kinston, North Carolina (Images of America Series) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
In my own biased opinion, I think this book includes a lot of important information about Kinston, NC's past as well as the present through vintage photographs. Pictures of Kinston's finest people, businesses, and buildings work together to invoke nostalgia of a place that I love to call home.