Remembering Greensboro

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  • Copyright: 2009-11-20
  • Publisher: History Pr
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Have you ever heard about the Gardner Hill gold mine or the healing powers of Apinol? Do you remember the Brightwood Inn or the antics of Slammin Sammy Snead? Culling the best from "News Record" reporter Jim Schlosser's hundreds of history-related articles, "Remembering Greensboro" celebrates the unique history of Greensboro and Guilford County. From memorable events like the Woolworth sit-ins and the Greater Greensboro Open to beloved local heroes, characters and celebrities, Schlosser offers something for everyone who calls the Gate City home.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. 9
A Return to Where History Was Madep. 13
The Bewildering Case of Fritz Klenner and Susie Lynchp. 16
The Hardy Boys Take on Opposing Roles at Tank Farm Strikep. 20
Sleepy Brakeman Responsible for One of CountyĂs Worst Train Wrecksp. 22
Two Survivors of the 1948 Polio Epidemicp. 25
Two Jacksons, One White, One Black, Once Foes, Stand Togetherp. 28
GuilfordĂs Last Old-time Roadhouse No Longer an Isolated Place on Highwayp. 33
Mining Long Gone but an Old Engine House Has New Purpose and Serves as Reminder of GuilfordĂs Gold-Digging Daysp. 37
What Looks So Ordinary Now, Blacks and Whites at a Dime Store Lunch Counter, Was Considered Unthinkable Two Decades Agop. 41
House on GTCC Campus Still Stands after 180 Yearsp. 44
Is It ˘Mon-ti-sel-lo÷ or ˘Mon-ti-chel-o÷?p. 48
Oak Ridge Horse Show on an Unusual Holiday, Easter Monday, Keeps Guilford County in Touch with Old Southp. 51
A Guilford County Church, Founded by a Former Slave, Is Linked to Poet Longfellowp. 55
The CityĂs Piping Proudly about Its Ancient Water Pipesp. 59
Humphreys Folly Fooled Everyone by Lastingp. 61
A Structure Architects Won Awards Designing Is Gone in Seconds, but Symbol of Burlington Industries Building lingers in Dustp. 64
Heroes, Characters, A Celebrity
A Black Hero among White Soldiers at Guilford Courthousep. 69
The MASH Man, Dr. John Lyday, Served in Two Wars-And as the Model for Trapper Johnp. 73
A Man for All Historyp. 75
GuilfordĂs First and Only First Ladyp. 79
GreensboroĂs First Eagle Scout Now a Centenarianp. 83
A Vietnam Tragedyp. 86
Moses Was Married Herep. 91
Rich No More, but Happierp. 94
A PoetĂs Love Letters to His Wifep. 99
Sweet Memories of High PointĂs Music Manp. 104
He Lived Life His Wayp. 109
Architect of the White House Learned His Craft Herep. 113
Even in 1914, People Deemed Terminally 111 Got a Second Opinionp. 116
Betty JamesonĂs Life Landed in Rough after a Brilliant Pro Golf Career that Had Its Highest Moment in Greensborop. 121
Pleasant Garden Baseball Team, Three-peat State Champs of Long Ago, Finally Get Recognitionp. 125
SlamminĂ Sam Returns to Starmount Forest, Where He Won First Greater Greensboro Open Sixty Years Agop. 128
A Return to Tourney Sparks Memoriesp. 130
Tom Alston Made History as First Black St. Louis Cardinal and then Fell from Big Leaguesp. 134
City Had Green Bay Packers a Week a Yearp. 140
Why Apinol Vanished from CityĂs Medicine Chestp. 145
Ah, the Sweet Smell of an El Morop. 148
A Sauce that Tastes Good and in a Bottle that Will Make You Blushp. 152
Construction Unearths Old Vicks Medicine Bottles at Former Factory Sitep. 155
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