Named for the Marquis de LaFayette in 1783, Fayetteville has for centuries served North Carolina as a hub for settlement, trade, politics, arts, and culture. The mighty Cape Fear River, in close proximity to the city, has allowed merchants and travelers to visit the city since its earliest establishment, while simultaneously sculpting a beautiful landscape for businesses and residents. Postcards reached their apex of popularity during the early twentieth century, around the time that Camp Bragg was established in the Fayetteville community. Since then, Fort Bragg, as it is now known, has shared a symbiotic relationship with the city, both entities encouraging population, commerce, and quality of life for the other. Fayetteville and Fort Bragg in Vintage Postcards celebrates the community's storied past by showcasing around 200 postcards from the area.
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The Cumberland County Historical Society, Inc., with its purpose of preserving and promoting local history, has compiled this engaging volume, which will be sure to intrigue and inspire visitors as well as residents of yesterday, today, and tomorrow.