Remembering Alamance County: Tales of Railroads, Textiles and Baseball

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Remembering Alamance County is a collection of historical stories that takes readers on a delightful journey through the years to meet a variety of interesting people and revisit some of the fascinating events that have helped to shape the story of this beloved county in the Tar Heel State. As history has progressed, so has Alamance County, and its citizens have witnessed scores of changes. Time has seen the county evolve from a quaint railroad community into a major textile center, with horse-drawn buggies giving way to streetcars, which all but disappeared with the advent of automobiles. Readers of this collection can turn back the clock and visit C.F. "Pete" Neese, the first child born in Burlington; Dr. Floyd Scott, who helped to bring the modern world to his country practice; Tom Zachary, who threw the pitch that put Babe Ruth in the record books and presidential candidate Lyndon B. Johnson, who rolled through Alamance County on the campaign trail. Some of the stories reflect major events in not only in the county's history, but in the nation's history as well. And tucked between the big names and big to-dos are some little-known tales that have contributed to make Alamance County the place it is today. Remembering Alamance County is a fond look at the history of a unique section of the North Carolina piedmont, sure to please old-timers and newcomers alike.
ISBN: 9781596291706
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 68
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Don Bolden is a native of Burlington, North Carolina, and has lived his entire life there, except for the four years he spent at the University of North Carolina. He is editor emeritus of the Times-News in Burlington where he spent his entire career of fifty-one years. For many of those years he wrote items related to the history of Burlington and Alamance County and has authored four previous books on the history of the area. In retirement, he continues to write a weekly column for the Times-News.