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Clayton, Nc (Paperback)

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Chartered in 1869, Clayton traces its roots to Hintonas Quarter, Johnston Liberty Meeting House, Roxboro, Gulleyas Store, and Stallings Station, and owes its existence to the North Carolina Railroad, completed in 1856. By 1890, several citizens amassed fortunes in cotton, lumber, merchandising, and textile manufacturing, and the town was recognized as the nationas wealthiest municipality of its size. Nationally and internationally known natives, including Dartmouth professor Herman H. Horne, historian and diplomat William E. Dodd, Baptist stalwart John E. White, architect Douglas Ellington, and pioneer aviator Eric Ellington, gave the town additional notoriety in the early 20th century. This glimpse into Clayton from the 1850s to 1946 introduces those who transformed a rural hamlet into Americaas arichest little town.a When economic depression wiped out fortunes in the 1920s and 1930s, the townas greatest assetsastrong families, churches, schools, and community spiritaremained intact.


Publisher Arcadia Pub
Mfg Part# 9780738567433
SKU 208358324
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0738567434
Release Date 10/1/2008
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0128
Publisher Arcadia Publishing (SC)
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