Legendary Locals of Rutherford County

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Located in the Piedmont Region of North Carolina, Rutherford County is rich in history, resources, and people. Legendary Locals of Rutherford County attempts to capture this region's history and wealth through introducing some of its people and their lives. These locals begin with explorers like Hernando De Soto; early settlers unafraid of frontier living; early governors like Griffith Rutherford, who left his name in the region; and everyday people who made a difference. Textile magnate Raleigh Rutherford Haynes, South Mountain physician Benjamin Washburn, entertainer Dewitt "Snuffy" Jenkins, Sheriff Damon Huskey, radio announcers Jerrell Bedford and Jim Bishop, preacher Harold Brown, writer Tony Earley, Lt. Gov. Walter Dalton, funeral director T.R. Padgett, muralist Clive Haynes, novelist Kay Hooper, and museum founder–curator Mike Rhyne represent just a sampling of the more recent residents who have shaped the county, the state, and the nation.
ISBN: 9781467100649
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Legendary Locals
Images: 190
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Compiling Legendary Locals of Rutherford County was a labor of love for Dr. Anita Price Davis. A Rutherford County native, Davis and her husband divide their time between Ellenboro and Spartanburg, where she taught 36 years at Converse College. In her eighth Arcadia Publishing title, Davis hopes to capture and share some of the county's giving spirit.
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