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Aberdeen was settled by Scottish immigrants who moved up the Cape Fear River from the North Carolina coast. Before the railroad, the region consisted of small farms and a single church. The arrival of the Raleigh & Augusta Railroad in the mid-1870s was the first major impetus for growth in and around Aberdeen. Soon thereafter, the lumber industry expanded and naval stores were established. This advancement contributed to the growth and success of Aberdeen as a major rail and commercial center. In the 20th century, this growing community underwent development and became a popular shopping destination featuring a vibrant and historic downtown commercial district. Aberdeen Lake provides recreational and social activities and is an integral part of the public parks system. Aberdeen shares the remarkable history of a community that has grown and prospered in the North Carolina Sandhills.
ISBN: 9780738598154
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 181
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Third-generation Aberdeen resident Robert Farrell has created a unique view into the growth and expansion of his hometown through the years. With many rare and unpublished photographs from his personal collection and those of local families as well as interviews with knowledgeable citizens, Farrell narrates this visual journey through the rich history of Aberdeen, North Carolina.
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