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Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Shelby was established in 1841 as the seat of newly formed Cleveland County. Once a textile center surrounded by thousands of acres of cotton fields, Shelby is experiencing an exciting economic revival with a diversified mix of business and industry. The 1907 courthouse will be the center of a Southern music and heritage museum highlighting local musicians Earl Scruggs and Don Gibson. In Images of America: Shelby, U. L. "Rusty" Patterson and Barry Hambright have taken another look at Shelby, with special attention paid to the people who were responsible for the progress of the city; the many business, civic, religious, and social leaders within the community; the old Shelby public schools; and Shelby's proud sports heritage.
ISBN: 9780738552910
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Rusty Patterson and Barry Hambright are the authors of four other Arcadia Publishing titles: Shelby and Cleveland County, Cleveland County: People and Places, First National Bank, and Gardner-Webb University. They are both Shelby natives and graduates of Shelby public schools. Rusty Patterson is the executive director of the foundation at Cleveland Community College, and Barry Hambright is a professor of political science at Gardner-Webb University.
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