Lincoln County, North Carolina

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Situated in North Carolina's historic piedmont region, Lincoln County possesses some of the Tar Heel State's most picturesque scenery: the shoreline of Lake Norman on its eastern boundary, the winding path of the Catawba River, and the rolling foothills across the countryside. Within this beautiful setting, early pioneering families established homesand communities as early as the 1700s, and since that time, the county has grown and developed, both socially and economically, yet has been able to maintain its small-town charm and character. This volume, containing over 200 black-and-white images, invites readers to experience a Lincoln County of decades and centuries past, a time marked by frontier spirit, dusty main streets, early merchantswho carried all the necessities, and a slower pace of life. Lincoln County explores the personal side of the county's history, showcasing everyday life in Lincolnton and the smaller rural communities, such as Pumpkin Center, Triangle, Iron Station, Lowesville, and Denver. From parades and farmers' day celebrations in downtown Lincolnton, to group portraits of turn-of-the-century children and athletes at various early schoolhouses, such as the Mary Wood School and S. Ray Lowder School, to scenes of troops leaving for a variety of wartime service, these images document the everyday struggles, challenges, and achievements that Lincoln Countians faced and endured over the years.
ISBN: 9780738506203
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 Jason Harpe, on behalf of the Lincoln County Historical Association, has compiled a wonderful collection of images, matched with informative captions, which recounts the unique story of Lincoln County. Appealing to both longtime residents and newcomers to the area, this pictorial retrospective allows readers an opportunity to journey across the landscape of their ancestors and experience firsthand the Lincoln County of yesteryear.
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