Edgecombe County: Edgecombe Remembers

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In Eastern North Carolina lies a rural, agrarian community known as Edgecombe County. Here, the Tar River winds slowly through the land and provides beauty, nourishment, and recreation for its residents. The soil in Edgecombe is rich, and many of the friendly souls who live here-and whose families are rooted here-own unique memories of the county's yesteryears. Edgecombe Remembers is a window into Southern life over the past 80 years. In this volume, community locals offer readers a variety of journeys-from a 1930s tobacco farm to the activities of homemakers from the 1970s. Early 20th-century Christmases were celebrated with different customs, while education was a privilege not available to everyone. World War II, an especially difficult time for Americans, is an event that those who remember speak of with the joys of patriotism and the tenderness of heartache. The people whom these voices represent may not have been rich in material wealth, but they lived rich, full lives with what was available.
ISBN: 9780738514321
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Voices of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Members of the Edgecombe County Genealogical Society, devoted to preserving the county's history, have compiled these oral histories and singular photographs to celebrate Edgecombe's early years. These stories offer younger generations a glimpse of their heritage and longtime residents a chance to relive fond memories. A treasure for years to come, Edgecombe Remembers is a valuable book for history enthusiasts of all ages.
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