Legendary Locals of Concord, North Carolina

Legendary Locals of Concord, North Carolina

by Michael Eury

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Legendary Locals of Concord, North Carolina by Michael Eury


The area that would soon be known as Concord had barely been settled in May 1771 when nine of its young men courageously orchestrated what many regard as the first colonial attack against the British crown. Their “gunpowder plot” blazed a trail for future legendary locals, from the industrial and philanthropic dynasties of the Cannons and Coltranes to African American vanguards Warren C. Coleman and Mable Parker McLean. With unparalleled passion and, often, Southern sass, Concordians stand up for their beliefs, from Confederate officer Rufus Barringer to crusading newspaperman James P. Cook to bulldozer-defying preservationist Mary Snead Boger. Hometown hero Quincy Collins credits his upbringing for anchoring his sanity while a prisoner of war, and the city’s splendor has attracted celebrities like enigmatic screen siren Elizabeth Threatt and The Sound of Music star Daniel Truhitte to settle here. Whether we know them as “Bear,” “Mr. Democrat,” “Mayor Mac,” or “Humpy,” they are the favorite sons and daughters of Concord and their stories—from the inspirational to the comical—are collected in this keepsake volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467101011
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/04/2013
Series: Legendary Locals Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author


Concord native Michael Eury presents photographs from Historic Cabarrus Association’s archives plus images contributed by community sources to share the chronicles of Concord’s most famous, familiar, and infamous residents.

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