Remembering Chapel Hill: The Twentieth Century As We Lived It

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Since the 1789 charter of the country's first state university, Chapel Hill has attracted people from all over who found that the town was the perfect place to put down roots. In this collection, local newspaper columnist Valarie Schwartz celebrates many of Chapel Hill's most notable residents, from the World War II veteran who came to law school after the war and ended up as president of the UNC system for thirty years to the couple from the Midwest who arrived in 1935 and spent their careers building the North Carolina Symphony Orchestra. Featuring stories of struggle and success from all walks of life, Remembering Chapel Hill is a tribute to the twentieth-century citizens who made the city what it is today: "a Southern slice of heaven."
ISBN: 9781596297043
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 23
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Valarie Schwartz wrote the “Neighbors” column for the Chapel Hill News for ten years. Her work has also appeared in Chapel Hill magazine and Durham magazine. Currently, she manages the Orange County bureau of the News & Observer and writes for The Carrboro Citizen. She is actively involved in her community as a coordinator and activist, and she enjoys a healthy following of fans.
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