Arthur-Cornett, Helen.

Remembering Kannapolis : Towel City tales / Helen Arthur-Cornett. - Charleston, SC : History Press, 2006. - p. cm.

Glass, a village before Kannapolis was born -- Historian tells how Jim Cannon built Kannapolis -- Jim Cannon's monumental impact lives on -- Cannon and Fetzer store-first step to fortune -- $1.35 for men's shoes? lively recollections of Cannon store -- Of mud, dust, goods on credit in 1920s Kannapolis -- Old-timer vividly recalls growing up years -- In early 1900s, school principals were 'lords' -- No fancy school equipment, but kids were good -- 30's textile strike : bayonets, tear gas, stabbings -- Bloodshed at Gibson Mill -- Old-time football rituals : kannapolis vs Concord -- Roy Rogers, Trigger, at old '40's Swanee Theater -- War empties dugouts, but local lawyer saves baseball -- Major leagues steal local players -- Comic ballplayer Swartz tickled fan, irked umpires -- Victory League's aim : escape from war worries -- Highway markers tell history of Kannapolis, Cabarrus -- It isn't hard to get a highway marker -- Trim, big mule helped build Kannapolis in 1906 -- Humor rampant in 'way back when' letter -- Trim again, plus country cousins and a dying cemetery -- And they thought great-granddaddy was a ghost! -- Runaway Model-T : barnyard fun just doesn't stop -- Quaint epitaph-and thousands flock to big July 4 parade -- Kannapolis' earliest settler : prominent John Baker Sr -- Baker's cemetery on his 1700s royal land grant -- Varied, colorful history in old Coleman community -- Kannapolis' Israel Pickens made vital Alabama history -- Handsome, accomplished, Pickens seemed paragon of virtue.

9781596290730 (alk. paper) 1596290730 (alk. paper)

Kannapolis (N.C.)--History--Anecdotes.
Kannapolis (N.C.)--Social life and customs--Anecdotes.
Kannapolis (N.C.)--Anecdotes.--Biography

F264.K35 / .A78 2006


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