Sunday, June 5, 2011

Lincoln County History Featured by Newspaper

When searching the web for stories on ECA volunteer Sarah Nixon, I found a noteworthy series of local history articles at news@, the online version of a community newspaper serving Denver and Lake Norman in Lincoln County.

When I think of slavery in the South, I think of field work and housework, so I was interested to read Ken Fortenberry’s account of African-Americans in the iron industry. African Slaves Brought Iron-making Skills to Lincoln County can be read at

Some other history articles with photos on the site include:
--Member of Denver’s ‘Dry Pond Dixies’ sent letters home from Civil War,
--From the Blood of Kings to Lincoln County Slavehood; Local Man Bought Slaves off Ship in Charleston,
--Historic Lincoln County Cemetery Founded by Heroes,
--First President of Davidson College Owned Lincoln County Plantation,
--A Trip Down Historic Old Plank Road,

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