Established in 1859, High Point was located at the highest point on the rail line between Charlotte and Goldsboro. The early growth of the city was due to it being a crossroads of the Plank Road and railroad, making it a transportation hub. Known as the "furniture capital of the world," High Point has always been a manufacturing center, also specializing in textiles and tobacco. High Point is the only city in North Carolina located within four counties: Davidson, Forsyth, Guilford, and Randolph. Today, the world's largest furnishings market is held each spring and fall, drawing over 70,000 people. High Point showcases the rich manufacturing and community history of this North Carolina Triad city.
|Publisher:||Arcadia Publishing SC|
|Product dimensions:||6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.38(d)|
About the Author
Barbara E. Taylor is the former president of the High Point Museum. Both as a museum president and community volunteer, she has been involved with several projects, such as the installation of the John Coltrane statue and the inauguration of the International John Coltrane Jazz and Blues Festival in 2011. Images within the pages of High Point have been culled from the High Point Public Library's Mary Lib Joyce Collection, the High Point Museum's collection, and local citizens' personal collections.