Wilkes County, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Wilkes County, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

by Misty Bass, Jennifer L. Pena, Jennifer L. Peña, Christy Earp
     
 


Hardy pioneers settled this area of the North Carolina backcountry in the 18th century. Perhaps best known for illegal whiskey and stock car racing, Wilkes County heritage also lies in agriculture and industry. Farmers toiled the land while industrialists and merchants built houses, businesses, railroads, and services in the county's three municipalities:… See more details below

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Hardy pioneers settled this area of the North Carolina backcountry in the 18th century. Perhaps best known for illegal whiskey and stock car racing, Wilkes County heritage also lies in agriculture and industry. Farmers toiled the land while industrialists and merchants built houses, businesses, railroads, and services in the county's three municipalities: Wilkesboro, North Wilkesboro, and Ronda. Major corporations Lowe's and Holly Farms were born here. Americana music is a staple of local culture, with popular festivals like MerleFest drawing international acclaim to the area. The enduring folkways and down-home values of this rural community have long made Wilkes County a place where the roots of family and history run deep.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738553085
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
367,801
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

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