Remembering Kernersville

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The central Piedmont town of Kernersville, North Carolina, grew up around the intersection of two humble colonial roads and now boasts a history spanning more than 230 years. It was here that George Washington visited William Dobson's tavern in 1791 and the Great Storm of 1893 nearly decimated the fledgling town. Local authors Mike Marshall and Jerry Taylor recount the tale of the 1912 fire that destroyed what had once been Kernersville's largest tobacco factory, and they bask in the glory of the resort at Dunlap's Mineral Springs, a local hot spot during the Roaring Twenties. Told with passion and nostalgia, these and other fascinating stories compose a veritable time capsule of Kernersville history that will delight both casual readers and history buffs.
ISBN: 9781609491154
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: North Carolina
Series: Brief History
Images: 55
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Michael Marshall and Jerry Taylor are both Kernersville natives. Marshall graduated from the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, where he received both a BS and an MS degree in physics. He is also a graduate of the University Of Maryland School Of Law. His thirty-three-year professional career as a navy civilian scientist included a dozen years as head of the Navy Laboratory History and Archives Program. He also worked as an assistant to the director of Penn State University's Applied Research Laboratory. Taylor graduated from the Indiana Institute of Technology with a BS degree in electronics engineering. His career included three years in army electronics, followed by thirty years as an engineer with IBM. Both men have an avid interest in genealogy and local history, and their research has been featured in several newspaper and magazine articles. In 2009, they collaborated on their first book for The History Press, Wicked Kernersville: Rogues, Robbers, Ruffians & Rumrunners.
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