Archive for June 8th, 2011

Want to see what historic properties are located near you? Check out this very cool map produced by the State of North Carolina’s State Historic Preservation Office: http://gis.ncdcr.gov/hpoweb/ You can zoom to street level detail to see if there is anything near you. I did it for my parents’ house in Davie County–and found out […]

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“Through the agency of a white lawyer, the Petteys purchased a resort in rural Alexander County, North Carolina, across the mountain from the Wilkes County homeplace where Charles Pettey had been born in slavery in 1849…. The Petteys now owned All Healing Spring, a premier ‘Health Resort and Pleasure Retreat’….  The resort’s patrons had always […]

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