Caldwell County

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For decades, Caldwell County has been known as the Furniture Center of the South. However, the history of Caldwell goes beyond the miles of furniture retailers and successful manufacturers, back to a time when Caldwell, nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge, was on the frontier of America. The story of Caldwell County includes pioneer forts perched on the edge of a vast wilderness; Confederate soldiers struggling in America's most famous battle, Gettysburg; logging companies and growing railroads; the remarkable furniture industry that has employed generations of residents; and the world-renowned Lenoir High School Band. The images within this book-of explorers and settlers, homes and schools, church functions and family gatherings, the famous and ordinary, and the beautiful and industrious-help tell the story of Caldwell County, her people, and her place within the history and culture of North Carolina and the United States.
ISBN: 9780738543598
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Historian and photographer Michael C. Hardy is the author of numerous books and articles on North Carolina history. This is his third book for Arcadia Publishing. A popular speaker for history associations, preservation groups, and museums, Michael lives with his wife, Elizabeth, and son Nathaniel in the mountains of Western North Carolina.
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