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Mills dominated life in Carrboro during the first half of the 20th century. Closure of the last mill in the early 1960s spawned a cultural renaissance, stimulated by the arrival in 1978 of French artist Jacques Menarche, whose ArtSchool became today's ArtsCenter. The opening of the Farmers Market and the Weaver Street Market has contributed enormously to the vitality of Carrboro. The community has changed from a blue-collar town to one of artists and professionals. To acknowledge this change, the town is working to establish an Arts and Creativity District, extending west from the Chapel Hill boundary. A new ArtsCenter is planned for the performance, education, and coordination of activities in the area. This book documents Carrboro's exciting journey from the past into the future.
ISBN: 9781467122467
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: North Carolina
Series: Images of Modern America
Images: 158
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dave Otto worked in environmental health research for 35 years, authored more than 100 papers in neurotoxicology, and is now a freelance photographer. Richard Ellington worked for 40 years in information technology at the University of North Carolina and is an accomplished genealogist. He has lived in Carrboro for more than 65 years and is the unofficial town historian. Otto and Ellington coauthored a previous book on Carrboro in the Images of America series.
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