Legendary Locals of Mooresville, North Carolina

Legendary Locals of Mooresville, North Carolina

by Cindy Jacobs
     
 


The rumble of trains carrying people, cotton, and freight to and from

Moore's Siding was the song of a vibrant community. People worked to

build homes, schools, and churches as early as 1760. They got a town,

Mooresville, in the bargain. James Elbert Sherrill, George C. Goodman, and

the Turner brothers supported the growing economy. Love of community

led

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Overview


The rumble of trains carrying people, cotton, and freight to and from

Moore's Siding was the song of a vibrant community. People worked to

build homes, schools, and churches as early as 1760. They got a town,

Mooresville, in the bargain. James Elbert Sherrill, George C. Goodman, and

the Turner brothers supported the growing economy. Love of community

led Winnie Hooper and Elizabeth Matheson to champion recreation. Shaw

Brown saw people in need and worked to establish a Christian mission.

Mayor Joe Knox and Rep. Robert Brawley embraced change and led a mill

town toward a technological future. Success at home led to success far

away for artist Selma Burke, Mooresville Moors pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm,

New York Parties author Punky Brawley, and Reynolds Tobacco president

S. Clay Williams.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781467100038
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
02/20/2012
Series:
Legendary Locals Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


Mayor Boyce Brawley once said, "There are no slackers in this town. Everyone contributes in some way to the well-being of our community." They did not try to be legendary. They just wanted their community to be a place where families and businesses could grow and thrive. The Mooresville Historical Society and Cindy Jacobs introduce you to these legendary locals.

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