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The Henkel-Dunavant Family of Statesville, Blowing Rock, and Turnersburg, NC By C. H. Robertson, M.Ed.
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This historical article introduces the Henkel-Dunavant family. Columbus Vance Henkel I (1867-1926) was a developer of several large-scale projects: the Lenoir - Blowing Rock Turnpike, the Green... More > Park Hotel (now Green Park Inn) of Blowing Rock, the Vance Hotel of Statesville, and the Henkel-Craig Live Stock Co. of Statesville. His wife, Lila Dunavant Henkel (1881-1953), developed the family's homes: "Lowenstein-Henkel House" of Statesville, "Creekside" of Blowing Rock, and the "Turner-Henkel House" of Turnersburg, NC. Their son, Columbus Vance Henkel II of Turnersburg, NC (1908-1971), served as a NC State Senator.< Less
Iredell County, N.C. - Road Records (1855-1900) By Stewart Dunaway
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Iredell County Road Records are not that great of a collection, where the older records are missing, especially since it was formed in 1788. Davie County formed much later has a more detailed... More > collection. Nevertheless, the one folder of old records represents the majority of detailed records. The remaining portion of the box contains modern records – which are not going to be transcribed. Iredell was formed in 1788, from Rowan County. Despite the age, the older records were not preserved. Iredell was formed from the western portion of Rowan, and was slightly reduced in size in 1847, in the formation of Alexander County (along with Caldwell and Wilkes). Then Rowan was reduced in size for the formation of Davie and Davidson. Davie adjoins Iredell, and when transcribing the Davie records there were a number of routes to Iredell. However, the Iredell records are not as detailed as Davie.< Less
Address at the Laying of the Corner-Stone of Iredell's County New Court House By Charles H. Armfield
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Text of an address delivered at the Laying of the Corner-Stone of Iredell County, North Carolina's New Court House, Statesville, North Carolina August 29, 1899. Index and photos added.
Railroad Builders: The Dunavant Family of Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee By C. H. Robertson, M.Ed.
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By 1856, the Dunavants had begun building Southern railroads and they would eventually be among the South's prominent railroad contractors. They migrated from Southside VA to Western NC and Memphis,... More > TN, adding to those regions new railroads, hotels, golf clubs, dams and tunnels. For 73 years, from 1856 to 1929, the Dunavants' large-scale construction projects contributed substantially to the development of Southside VA, Western NC (Morganton, Charlotte, Statesville, Asheville and Blowing Rock), and the South. In TN, the Dunavants were instrumental in developing Memphis as a railroad hub, and their descendants would build the world's largest privately owned cotton company. (This two-volume work received both a local/state history book award and a family history book award from the NC Society of Historians in 2015.)< Less
Who Will Polish the Silver?: A Southern Baby Boomer’s Remembrance By Marie Land Avery
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Marie (“Missy”) estimates that as the hostess for family celebrations she has polished 6,720 fork tines front, back, and in between. She’s seen her duty, and she’s done it. In... More > Who Will Polish the Silver? she shares the stories about her life growing up in the 1940s South, surrounded by several generations of an eccentric family grounded in its lineage and formed by the expectations accompanying that lineage. It was a time when Victorian manners and Civil War pride still permeated the culture. Framed by Missy’s legacy of the family silver which symbolizes her heritage and its responsibilities, Who Will Polish the Silver? follows her through rapidly changing decades toward her inevitable status as an aging baby boomer. A young girl’s recollections growing up in Statesville, North Carolina, are juxtaposed with the older Missy’s later broader experiences; this alignment demonstrates that the values and self-image acquired in childhood endure.< Less
Who Will Polish the Silver?: A Southern Baby Boomer’s Remembrance By Marie Land Avery
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Marie (“Missy”) estimates that as the hostess for family celebrations she has polished 6,720 fork tines front, back, and in between. She’s seen her duty, and she’s done it. In... More > Who Will Polish the Silver? she shares the stories about her life growing up in the 1940s South, surrounded by several generations of an eccentric family grounded in its lineage and formed by the expectations accompanying that lineage. It was a time when Victorian manners and Civil War pride still permeated the culture. Framed by Missy’s legacy of the family silver which symbolizes her heritage and its responsibilities, Who Will Polish the Silver? follows her through rapidly changing decades toward her inevitable status as an aging baby boomer. A young girl’s recollections growing up in Statesville, North Carolina, are juxtaposed with the older Missy’s later broader experiences; this alignment demonstrates that the values and self-image acquired in childhood endure.< Less
Who Will Polish the Silver?: A Southern Baby Boomer’s Remembrance By Marie Land Avery
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Marie (“Missy”) estimates that as the hostess for family celebrations she has polished 6,720 fork tines front, back, and in between. She’s seen her duty, and she’s done it. In... More > Who Will Polish the Silver? she shares the stories about her life growing up in the 1940s South, surrounded by several generations of an eccentric family grounded in its lineage and formed by the expectations accompanying that lineage. It was a time when Victorian manners and Civil War pride still permeated the culture. Framed by Missy’s legacy of the family silver which symbolizes her heritage and its responsibilities, Who Will Polish the Silver? follows her through rapidly changing decades toward her inevitable status as an aging baby boomer. A young girl’s recollections growing up in Statesville, North Carolina, are juxtaposed with the older Missy’s later broader experiences; this alignment demonstrates that the values and self-image acquired in childhood endure.< Less
An Arkansas Planter By Opie Percival Read
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Opie Percival Read (born December 22, 1852, Nashville Tennessee;... More > d. November 2, 1939, Chicago Illinois) was a prolific American journalist and humorist. His bibliography lists 60 published books.Prior to 1887, Opie Read edited five separate newspapers, all in the U.S. South: the Statesville Argus (KY), the Bowling Green (KY) Pantograph, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Little Rock (AR) Evening Post, and the Little Rock Gazette, ancestor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In 1882, Read founded his own humor magazine, the Arkansas Traveler, which he carried on after leaving newspaper journalism in 1887.Read brought the Arkansas Traveler, a flowing pen, and a command of Southern dialect to Chicago in 1887. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opie_Read< Less
Up Terrapin River By Opie Percival Read
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Opie Percival Read (born December 22, 1852, Nashville Tennessee;... More > d. November 2, 1939, Chicago Illinois) was a prolific American journalist and humorist. His bibliography lists 60 published books.Prior to 1887, Opie Read edited five separate newspapers, all in the U.S. South: the Statesville Argus (KY), the Bowling Green (KY) Pantograph, the Louisville Courier-Journal, the Little Rock (AR) Evening Post, and the Little Rock Gazette, ancestor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In 1882, Read founded his own humor magazine, the Arkansas Traveler, which he carried on after leaving newspaper journalism in 1887.Read brought the Arkansas Traveler, a flowing pen, and a command of Southern dialect to Chicago in 1887. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opie_Read< Less