Harrisburg, Did You Know? — Cabarrus History Book 2

The last 84 local history articles Janet wrote for Harrisburg Horizons newspaper are included in this book along with her research notes on numerous topics she did not get to write about before the newspaper ceased publication in 2012.

Topics covered in Harrisburg, Did You Know? Cabarrus History, Book 2 include but aren’t limited to the following:

  • 1849 meteorite
  • Industrial and residential development created at the turn of the 20th century by the Harrisburg Improvement Company
  • Harrisburg businesses such as Morrison-Sims Store, McCachren’s Store, Blume’s Grocery; Queen’s Store, Alexander’s Store, banks, and blacksmiths
  • 1886 Flood
  • Baseball
  • Piedmont Area Development Association (1959-1973)
  • Earthquakes
  • Rocky River bridges
  • The Sauline Players
  • Mr. George L. Govan and the local treasure he was
  • Rocky River Academy
  • Construction of Rocky River Presbyterian Church’s brick sanctuary in 1861
  • 1777 estate sale
  • Hugh S. Pharr’s grist mill
  • How Harrisburg got a branch of the Cabarrus County Public Library in 2001
  • Battle over high-speed trains
  • Early public education
  • How Harrisburg got electricity
  • Collapsed caldera Harrisburg sits on
  • Pioneer Mills Gold Mine and the community it created
  • Harrisburg School
  • Dirt roads
  • Bridges over creeks
  • Gold ore stamp mills
  • Grist mills
  • Diseases
  • Trades such as blacksmithing and wagonmaking

Publication: March 2023

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

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