Remembering Craven County: Tales of Tarheel History

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Situated in the heart of picturesque eastern North Carolina, Craven County—New Bern in particular—has as much rich history as quaint charm. As local author Bill Hand says, "New Bern is much more than a couple of rivers, a lot of carved and sculpted bears and a collection of quaint restaurants and shops. We're history." In this engaging selection of historical stories, Hand reveals the quirky characters and fascinating events in Craven County's history that connect its generations of residents, past and present. Included is the story of James Davis, who set up North Carolina's first printing press and published its first newspaper, and the details of the life of Swiss playboy Baron Christopher DeGraffenried, who founded the town of New Bern. And many, many more. With a keen eye for history and a unique, clever style, Hand takes readers on a romp through Craven County's history and paints a fascinating picture of the area's past that is sure to delight locals and visitors alike.
ISBN: 9781596291577
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 35
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bill Hand is a native of and fixture in Craven County and New Bern, North Carolina. He has been writing about local history in the New Bern Sun Journal for decades.
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