“This Month in North Carolina History” for August describes the state’s reaction to the Nat Turner Insurrection, which took place just over the border in Virginia. Fear and violence followed the rumors of Nat Turner from the coast to the mountains.
A few weeks ago, Bridget Madden posted “Oldest House in Sanford, NC?,” which asked readers of NC Miscellany for help. Well, I don’t have an answer (and no one else has stepped up……where are you Lee County historians?!?!), but I did find the trivet pictured above. I recently moved, and as I was unpacking, I found this in a box that had been in my attic for years. I can offer no explanation as to where it came from, or why I have it, but I did remember Bridget’s recent post!
In case you are wondering about the location of the trivet, I didn’t keep it. I donated it to the NC Collection Gallery!