Harrisburg, Did You Know? — Cabarrus History Book 1

The 91 local history articles in this book cover various facets of the history of Harrisburg and Township One in Cabarrus County, North Carolina. Janet started writing these articles for the weekly Harrisburg Horizons newspaper in 2006. She quickly found it to be the perfect freelance writing gig as it combined her interest in doing research and writing.

Topics covered in Harrisburg, Did You Know? Cabarrus History, Book 1 include but are not limited to the following:

  • First use of X-ray in the US to aid in surgery
  • Meal George Washington ate where Charlotte Motor Speedway now sits
  • Teen who was a “Minuteman” in the Revolutionary War
  • Native American projectile points
  • Harrisburg Volunteer Fire Department’s beginnings
  • Local treasures like Mrs. Clarissa Hampton and Mr. Ira Lee Taylor
  • Memories of a man who spent his boyhood in the Pioneer Mills and Rocky River communities in the 1870s
  • Rosenwald Schools
  • Coming of the railroad in 1854
  • World War II memories of a local man who participated in the war from D-Day until the end of the war in Europe
  • One-room Hickory Ridge School
  • Dr. Nicholas E. Lubchenko’s service to the community
  • Young men who blew up King’s gunpowder shipment in 1771
  • History of mail service in the community
  • Cotton economy of the 1800s and early 1900s
  • History of telephone service in the community
  • Some early businesses
  • Hurricane Hugo
  • History of some roads in the area

The paperback edition of this 500-page book is indexed. Research sources are listed for each article.

Available in paperback at Second Look Books in Harrisburg, NC.

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