Robeson County

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The history of Robeson County reaches farther back than its creation in 1787 and reflects the impressive story of North Carolina. Carved out of the fertile farmlands on the border between North and South Carolina, Robeson is the Tarheel State's largest county at 948 square miles. It has been called "The State of Robeson" not only because of its size but also because of the fierce independence and self-reliance of its people. The county is unique in its almost equally balanced tri-racial population. The residents-Native American, African American, and white-have worked together over the centuries to create a culturally diverse community. Agriculture and textiles abound in the county's past, as well as transportation innovations, like the largest wartime glider air base ever built. Indeed, Robeson County's citizens have served in every American conflict from the Revolutionary War on, including its own internal war-the Lowery War-which lasted 10 years.
ISBN: 9780738515236
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 historian K. Blake Tyner has delved deep into the public and private collections of vintage photographs, postcards, drawings, and historical documents to allow the reader a passage into Robeson County's early years. A native Robesonian, Tyner has spent his life studying the history of the county and its citizens. He feels that the chief role of the historian is the collection, documentation, and dissemination of our heritage.
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