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J. E. Mickey shop on South Main Street, with the coffee pot in front, 1899 J. E. Mickey shop on South Main Street, with the coffee pot in front, 1899

When the first permanent settlers established Bethabara in 1753, they used the only path worthy of being called a road - the Great Wagon Road, which extended all the way back to Philadelphia, Pa. - to reach what would not become Forsyth County until nearly 100 years later... <Read more>

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  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:53 am
    This building stood at Haled and Glendale where Bill's Feed & Seed is located today. It was destroyed by fire in the early 1980s. This picture was taken at the rear of the mill.
  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:38 pm
    I graduated from this school of nursing in 1971.Great school with wonderful people.Love to everyone who share in the memories.DINA KAY JEFFRIES-THORNTON,R.N.,NEW MEXICO
  • Friday, September 5, 2014 1:18 pm
    I was in the army in 1962-63 with Jimmy J. Collins, we were good buddies and he used to talk about working at Hennis, I believe he was a dispatcher. I often wondered what became of him. He used to call everybody "Hoss".
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014 11:59 pm
    I was told many years ago the Manly Lancaster covered for the mafia in northern forsyth county who had hung a Rural Hall man who was the owner of Blue Bird Cab Co. at the time. The man supposedly had found evidence that would have hurt the mob at that time.
  • Sunday, August 31, 2014 9:36 pm
    Steven, The North Carolina Room at the Central library has materials to help you trace your ancestors, and to determine if you are related to this man. If you are in the Winston-Salem area, you can also work with one of the library's volunteer genealogists. You can obtain a genealogy starter kit at the library, to begin listing your family. Then you can work with a genealogy volunteer to determine where you need to search next. For more information, call the North Carolina Room at 336-703-3070.

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