9781596295919

Remembering Old Jamestown : A Look Back at the Other South

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    9781596295919

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    1596295910

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-11-05
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Summary

Founded by Quakers in the late eighteenth century, Jamestown, North Carolina, has a rich heritage that distinguishes it from many neighboring Southern communities. From General Cornwallis in the waning years of the American Revolution to the flight of Jefferson Davis from the Confederate capital at Richmond with Union forces at his heels, history has not passed Jamestown by. The town has seen gold mines and gunsmiths, a forgotten school and a cotton mill from 1865 that's still spinning. Join local historian Mary A. Browning as she relates these short tales from the town's colorful past, drawn from her column in the Greensboro News Record. Book jacket.

Table of Contents

Quaker Life
James Mendenhall House and Millsp. 9
Pacifists Face Redcoatsp. 11
A Visit to "Old Jamestown" at the Annual Village Fairp. 13
Jamestown Friends Meeting Housep. 15
Jamestown Quakers Walked the Walkp. 18
Minerva's Ghost Walksp. 20
This Old Book Is a Local Favoritep. 22
Variety Added Spice
Baptists Built an Early Meetinghousep. 27
Some Methodist History Comes to Lightp. 30
Jamestown Female Collegep. 32
An 1849 Visitp. 34
Depression Years in Groometownp. 35
These Places Still Stand
Will the Potter House Be Restored?p. 41
Potter Farm Is the Keystone to Jamestown's Historic Districtp. 43
Gardner-Wiley Housep. 46
Three Signs Down and Quite a Few More to Gop. 48
Lindsay Medical Buildingp. 51
Second Coffin Housep. 54
Davis Housep. 56
Old Store Housep. 58
The Damp. 60
Gone But Not Forgotten
What Would Ole Jimmy Parsons Think?p. 65
Freeman Mill Revisitedp. 68
Old Hickory Club Became a Boy Scout Campp. 69
First Jamestown Public High Schoolp. 72
Menagerie and Circus Came to Town in 1842p. 74
Union Hill School Will Be Backp. 75
Foscue Housep. 78
George E. Matthews Left Stories and Memoriesp. 80
The Ragsdale Collectionp. 81
Making a Living
McCulloch Gold Millp. 85
The First Jamestown Gold Minersp. 88
Lindsay Minep. 90
Many Miners Followed the Goldp. 91
Gardner Hill Minep. 93
Gibson Park Honors the Jamestown Riflep. 95
Florence Armoryp. 97
Beard's Hat Shopp. 99
Benjie's Hatp. 100
Thomas Cook, First Manager of Oakdale Millp. 102
Joseph S. Ragsdalep. 104
Filming for the Oakdale Mill Projectp. 107
Bad Times Leave Their Stories Behind
Tragedy on a Sunday Eveningp. 111
Two Bright Spots in the 1933 Freight Train Accidentp. 113
A Stanley Family Storyp. 114
Where Jefferson Davis Sleptp. 116
New Information on Coffin's Guestp. 117
Confederate Munitions Found in 1928p. 119
Munitions Mystery Solvedp. 121
Selected Bibliographyp. 123
Indexp. 125
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