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Black History Hunt

We're back again this year with our Black History Hunt for Forsyth County. We have handouts and a display up all month long. We have a new display this year featuring yearbooks, a reel on George Black and his significance, and more. Items on Atkins and Carver High Schools The hunt will cover some of… Continue reading Black History Hunt

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Piedmont leaving, postcards coming

The postcards exhibit that was up over the summer in the North Carolina Collection will be back in the coming weeks. Since the beginning of October, there has been a display up for Piedmont Airlines. Piedmont was a Winston-Salem-based airline that started in 1948 and was absorbed into USAir in 1989. The exhibit includes interesting… Continue reading Piedmont leaving, postcards coming

Forsyth County, Local History

Presidents and the king played football…

Our posts rarely stray outside of Forsyth County, not because we are not interested in extra-county matters, but because there are way too many in-county stories for us to ever cover. But right from the start in the 1750s, the annual Moravian diary reviews began with world events and proceeded to the local, because the… Continue reading Presidents and the king played football…

Forsyth County, Genealogy, Local History

Let’s go fishin’…

As always, some images may be viewed at full size by clicking on them This announcement appeared in the Union Republican, Thursday, April 1, 1915 Around 1815, 200 years ago, Stephen Riddle established Riddle’s Ferry on the Yadkin River near Clemmons. Soon thereafter, he moved to Indiana. 100 years later, his great grandson, J.L. Riddle,… Continue reading Let’s go fishin’…

Forsyth County, Local History, Winston-Salem

“Old Landmark Gone”…Peter A. Wilson…

When Forsyth County was created in 1849, only one person that we know of, lawyer Thomas J. Wilson, was living within the original boundaries of the town that would become known as Winston. One of the first to move there from elsewhere was Peter A. Wilson, a merchant tailor, who had been doing business in… Continue reading “Old Landmark Gone”…Peter A. Wilson…

Genealogy, Local History

21st NC, our hometown regiment…

The 21st North Carolina Infantry, with a strong contingent of young men from Winston, Salem, Forsyth County and nearby areas, fought in every major battle of the Army of Northern Virginia except for the 1864 Overland Campaign, from Stonewall Jackson’s 1862 Valley Campaign to Appomattox in 1865, when what was left of them, 67 of… Continue reading 21st NC, our hometown regiment…