The rumble of trains carrying people, cotton, and freight to and fromMoore's Siding was the song of a vibrant community. People worked tobuild homes, schools, and churches as early as 1760. They got a town,Mooresville, in the bargain. James Elbert Sherrill, George C. Goodman, andthe Turner brothers supported the growing economy. Love of communityled Winnie Hooper and Elizabeth Matheson to champion recreation. ShawBrown saw people in need and worked to establish a Christian mission.Mayor Joe Knox and Rep. Robert Brawley embraced change and led a milltown toward a technological future. Success at home led to success faraway for artist Selma Burke, Mooresville Moors pitcher Hoyt Wilhelm,New York Parties author Punky Brawley, and Reynolds Tobacco presidentS. Clay Williams.