Winston & Salem: Tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem

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A young man charged with murder is marched through the streets of Winston and Salem and hanged on the outskirts of town…  A tragic event carries several citizens into a raging river and to their deaths…  An eccentric with a fascination for chemicals blows himself up at the Salem Hotel… Through the use of primary documents, these and other fascinating stories of Winston and Salem's past are vividly brought to life. Jennifer Bean Bower, associate curator of photographic collections at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, has spent many years collecting accounts of the extraordinary historic events that have occurred in her hometown of Winston-Salem. Winston & Salem: Tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem covers 118 years of history and introduces readers to real-life characters and stories not soon to be forgotten.
ISBN: 9781596292512
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Murder & Mayhem
Images: 37
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Jennifer Bean Bower is an award-winning writer, native Tar Heel and lifelong resident of Winston-Salem. A passionate student of North Carolina history, Bower seeks to document the lesser-known people, places and events of her state's past. She is the author of three books: "Animal Adventures in North Carolina"; "Winston & Salem: Tales of Murder, Mystery and Mayhem"; and "Moravians in North Carolina." Stay up to date with her at
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