Robeson County (Images of America)

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Robeson County (Images of America)

Robeson County (Images of America) (K. Blake Tyner) The history of Robeson County reaches farther back than its creation in 1787 and reflects the impressive story of North Carolina. Carved out of the fertile farmlands on the border between North and South Carolina, Robeson is the Tarheel Stateís largest county at 948 square miles. It has been called ìThe State of Robesonî not only because of its size but also because of the fierce independence and self­reliance of its people. The county is unique in its almost equally balanced tri­racial population. The residentsóNative American, African American, and whiteóhave worked together over the centuries to create a culturally diverse community. Agriculture and textiles abound in the countyís past, as well as transportation innovations, like the largest wartime glider air base ever built. Indeed, Robeson Countyís citizens have served in every American conflict from the Revolutionary War on, including its own internal waróthe Lowery Warówhich lasted 10 years. Ã??Ã??

Robeson County (Images of America)


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Author : K. Blake Tyner

Pages : 128 pages

Publisher : Arcadia Publishing 2003­07­01

Language : English

ISBN­10 : 073851523X

ISBN­13 : 9780738515236


Robeson County (Images of America)

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