Pitt County, North Carolina: Eastern Reflections (Images of America Series)
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Pitt County, North Carolina: Eastern Reflections (Images of America Series)

by Mary Boccaccio
     
 

Blessed with lush, rural landscapes and small-town charm, Pitt

County possesses a history that typifies the traditional Southern

experience. Once a major cotton producer, the area farmers

transformed their cotton harvests in the late 1880s into tobacco,

still a cash crop today in the community. Just as Pitt County is a

center for both farming and

Overview


Blessed with lush, rural landscapes and small-town charm, Pitt

County possesses a history that typifies the traditional Southern

experience. Once a major cotton producer, the area farmers

transformed their cotton harvests in the late 1880s into tobacco,

still a cash crop today in the community. Just as Pitt County is a

center for both farming and education today, this volume, with over

125 images, focuses on the importance of flue-cured tobacco and

learning institutions, such as the East Carolina Teachers Training

School, a predecessor of East Carolina University.

Pitt County: Eastern Reflections is a visual tour into the county's

past, primarily the early twentieth century, when horse and buggy

shared road space with the early automobile, when students of all

ages studied in one-room schoolhouses across the countryside, and

when the main streets were flooded with wagons full of cotton

and tobacco on market days. You will meet early Pitt County

families, relax on front-porch rocking chairs, watch parades pass

by along downtown streets, and view beautiful homes and farms in

communities like Greenville, Farmville, and Bethel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738590264
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
01/10/2012
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,101,052
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author


Author Mary Boccaccio blends informative text with remarkable images to create an impression of Pitt County's past that captures the spirit of this special place and its hard-working people.

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