Recollections of Pitt County

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Overview
Located in the history-rich heart of eastern North Carolina, Pitt County has been the stage for a colorful cast of characters and intriguing events that have filled the area's past with larger-than-life-stories. With beginnings that stretch back nearly 250 years, Pitt County has been home to clairvoyants, tobacco tycoons, Civil War soldiers and more than a few star-crossed lovers. Pitt County's residents have survived several wars, Reconstruction, economic depression, and more recently, urban sprawl. As the booming tobacco industry changed the county's landscape, development slowly spread outward from the bustling county seat in Greenville. But out in the country, folks remained tied to the land their fathers' fathers had tilled; a land of dirt roads, old family homesteads and memories in the moonlight. Drawing from hundreds of columns from his history feature in the Greenville Times, historian and artist Roger Kammerer presents an eclectic, ambling journey through the ages, stopping along the way to visit with some of Pitt County's more influential, memorable, and often unusual characters. With a charming blend of history, nostalgia and humor, Recollections of Pitt County is a captivating path for history lovers to follow as they wander further down the community's collective memory lane.
Details
ISBN: 9781596291324
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
Date:
State: North Carolina
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 26
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Author
Roger Kammerer is an artist and local historian in Greenville, North Carolina. Roger has written a historical column for the Greenville Times since 1984. He has authored or co-authored twenty books on local records and genealogy.