Remembering Greensboro

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Have you ever heard about the Gardner Hill gold mine or the healing powers of Apinol? Do you remember the Brightwood Inn or the antics of Slammin' Sammy Snead? Culling the best from News & Record reporter Jim Schlosser's hundreds of history-related articles, Remembering Greensboro celebrates the unique history of Greensboro and Guilford County. From memorable events like the Woolworth sit-ins and the Greater Greensboro Open to beloved local heroes, characters and celebrities, Schlosser offers something for ...

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Overview

Have you ever heard about the Gardner Hill gold mine or the healing powers of Apinol? Do you remember the Brightwood Inn or the antics of Slammin' Sammy Snead? Culling the best from News & Record reporter Jim Schlosser's hundreds of history-related articles, Remembering Greensboro celebrates the unique history of Greensboro and Guilford County. From memorable events like the Woolworth sit-ins and the Greater Greensboro Open to beloved local heroes, characters and celebrities, Schlosser offers something for everyone who calls the Gate City home.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781596298194
  • Publisher: History Press, The
  • Publication date: 11/27/2009
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 1,408,461
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 9

Happenings

A Return to Where History Was Made 13

The Bewildering Case of Fritz Klenner and Susie Lynch 16

The Hardy Boys Take on Opposing Roles at Tank Farm Strike 20

Sleepy Brakeman Responsible for One of County's Worst Train Wrecks 22

Two Survivors of the 1948 Polio Epidemic 25

Two Jacksons, One White, One Black, Once Foes, Stand Together 28

Places

Guilford's Last Old-time Roadhouse No Longer an Isolated Place on Highway 33

Mining Long Gone but an Old Engine House Has New Purpose and Serves as Reminder of Guilford's Gold-Digging Days 37

What Looks So Ordinary Now, Blacks and Whites at a Dime Store Lunch Counter, Was Considered Unthinkable Two Decades Ago 41

House on GTCC Campus Still Stands after 180 Years 44

Is It "Mon-ti-sel-lo" or "Mon-ti-chel-o"? 48

Oak Ridge Horse Show on an Unusual Holiday, Easter Monday, Keeps Guilford County in Touch with Old South 51

A Guilford County Church, Founded by a Former Slave, Is Linked to Poet Longfellow 55

The City's Piping Proudly about Its Ancient Water Pipes 59

Humphreys Folly Fooled Everyone by Lasting 61

A Structure Architects Won Awards Designing Is Gone in Seconds, but Symbol of Burlington Industries Building lingers in Dust 64

Heroes, Characters, A Celebrity

A Black Hero among White Soldiers at Guilford Courthouse 69

The MASH Man, Dr. John Lyday, Served in Two Wars-And as the Model for Trapper John 73

A Man for All History 75

Guilford's First and Only First Lady 79

Greensboro's First Eagle Scout Now a Centenarian 83

A Vietnam Tragedy 86

Moses Was Married Here 91

Rich No More, but Happier 94

A Poet's Love Letters to His Wife 99

Sweet Memories of High Point's Music Man104

He Lived Life His Way 109

Architect of the White House Learned His Craft Here 113

Even in 1914, People Deemed Terminally 111 Got a Second Opinion 116

Sports

Betty Jameson's Life Landed in Rough after a Brilliant Pro Golf Career that Had Its Highest Moment in Greensboro 121

Pleasant Garden Baseball Team, Three-peat State Champs of Long Ago, Finally Get Recognition 125

Slammin' Sam Returns to Starmount Forest, Where He Won First Greater Greensboro Open Sixty Years Ago 128

A Return to Tourney Sparks Memories 130

Tom Alston Made History as First Black St. Louis Cardinal and then Fell from Big Leagues 134

City Had Green Bay Packers a Week a Year 140

Concoctions

Why Apinol Vanished from City's Medicine Chest 145

Ah, the Sweet Smell of an El Moro 148

A Sauce that Tastes Good and in a Bottle that Will Make You Blush 152

Construction Unearths Old Vicks Medicine Bottles at Former Factory Site 155

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