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Since its founding in 1852, Thomasville has grown from a rural community to an All-America City. The railroad was key to its success, and those same tracks still run through downtown. Keen businessmen capitalized on the railroad for shipping and transportation by building factories to produce goods and furniture. Thomasville is still known for the great furniture designed and built there, but the city’s history consists of more than just that industry. Thomasville served as the home of prominent figures like John W. Thomas and T. Austin Finch, gave rise to powerful societies long forgotten like the Thomasville Shooting Club, and hosts the oldest street festival in North Carolina—Everybody’s Day.
ISBN: 9781467107877
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 151
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Austin J. Hill is a sixth-generation citizen of Thomasville and a graduate of North Carolina State University. His love of history comes from stories, records, and photographs passed down by his grandparents, Tommy and Josephine Walker Swaim and Thurman and Thelma Jackson Hill. This book stands as the first image-oriented book to present the history of Thomasville in both pictures and words.
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