Pitt County: Eastern Reflections

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Blessed with lush, rural landscapes and small-town charm, PittCounty possesses a history that typifies the traditional Southernexperience. Once a major cotton producer, the area farmerstransformed their cotton harvests in the late 1880s into tobacco,still a cash crop today in the community. Just as Pitt County is acenter for both farming and education today, this volume, with over125 images, focuses on the importance of flue-cured tobacco andlearning institutions, such as the East Carolina Teachers TrainingSchool, a predecessor of East Carolina University.Pitt County: Eastern Reflections is a visual tour into the county'spast, primarily the early twentieth century, when horse and buggyshared road space with the early automobile, when students of allages studied in one-room schoolhouses across the countryside, andwhen the main streets were flooded with wagons full of cottonand tobacco on market days. You will meet early Pitt Countyfamilies, relax on front-porch rocking chairs, watch parades passby along downtown streets, and view beautiful homes and farms incommunities like Greenville, Farmville, and Bethel.
ISBN: 9780738590264
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 Mary Boccaccio blends informative text with remarkable images to create an impression of Pitt County's past that captures the spirit of this special place and its hard-working people.
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