Cumberland County

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Covering over 661 square miles and listed as the fourth most populous county in the Tar Heel State, Cumberland County possesses a unique heritage, one marked by fascinating stories of military action dating from the American Revolution to the present, colorful local personalities, and participation in America's first political endeavors and the state'searly government. The county's hard-working people, from the farmer to the merchant to the corporate executive, have helped to forge North Carolina's identity as a progressive New South leader. This volume of over 180 vintage photographs, drawings, maps, and portraits will take you on an enchanting visual journey into the past, showing the Cumberland County of yesteryear, from the metropolis ofFayetteville to the county's smaller communities, such as Linden, Godwin, and Wade, during the early part of the twentieth century. Cumberland County allows you to experience firsthand the early cityscapes around the growing county, the evolution of the dirt roads into busy highways, the different modes of transportation upon the rivers and railways, the early businesses and developing industries, both rural and urban, the religious and educational institutions that dotted the landscape, the county's longstanding military traditions at Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base, and most importantly, the people who made this county, from the famous to the everyday citizens.
ISBN: 9780738502700
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author and local historian Joey Powell has put together a wonderful collection of images that brings together a wide variety of Cumberland County's past. Celebrating the many achievements of one of North Carolina's most vital counties, Cumberland County stands as a fitting tribute to the spirit and dedication of the county's people and to a place that is a rare combination of expansive rural landscapes and big city excitement.
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