Durham Tales: The Morris Street Maple, the Plastic Cow, the Durham Day that Was & More

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Run into the history of the Bull City! There is much history in the Bull City, and some of it can be found within these pages. How Bull Durham smoking tobacco put Durham, North Carolina, on the map. How a plastic cow and an oversized flag cut the city council down to size. How it felt to travel back in time at the Duke Homestead. How sportsman Al Mann and "Mom" Ruby Planck left indelible marks on their hometown. Journalist and local historian Jim Wise shows you that while Durham's stories are its own, readers may find the people, places and truths in them resonate with hometowns everywhere.
ISBN: 9781596295889
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 51
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Born in Georgia, raised in Florida and resident of North Carolina since 1966, Jim Wise is an alumnus of Duke University (BA, English) and the University of North Carolina (MA, folklore). He has been a reporter, editor and/or columnist for newspapers in Durham, North Carolina, for more than twenty-eight years and has taught adult classes on local and Southern history for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Duke. His previous History Press books are On Sherman's Trail: The Civil War's North Carolina Climax and Durham Tales: The Morris Street Maple, the Plastic Cow, the Durham Day that Was and More. He and his wife, Babs, live in Durham with an aging dog and cat.
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