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Spanish Influenza 1918

Spanish Influenza 1918 YouTube Presentation.mp4

The Spanish Influenza was a deadly pandemic that spread across the globe during 1918 and 1919. North Carolina and Rowan County grappled with the…

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African-American Heritage Trail


The African-American Heritage Trail has many sites where visitors can experience the rich and diversified heritage of Salisbury and Rowan County. The…

Contributors: Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau and Edith M. Clark History Room of the Rowan Public Library

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Theo Buerbaum's Salisbury


The 87 postcards in this project are from two collections from the Edith M. Clark History Room at the Rowan Public Library, The Miscellaneous Postcard…

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Kluttz Maps


In 1995, James W. “Bill” Kluttz published a set of 6 maps that indicated the earliest land purchases in the area of North Carolina we now identify as…

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Travels with Balfour Pink

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A few years ago, Rowan Public Library was given a collection of glass slides from a local family. These magic lantern slides documented various…

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Yesterday Photos


Salisbury from the 1930s and 1940s

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Wiley Lash Interview

Wiley Immanuel Lash was born to Reverend Wiley Hezekiah and Mayzonetta (Mary) Grundy Lash in 1908. After his graduation from college, Lash returned…

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Archibald Henderson Collection


Archibald Henderson (1877 - 1963) was a descendant of Salisbury's Henderson family, financiers of Daniel Boone's trek into Kentucky. Archibald was a…

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Mamie McCubbins Collection


In 1954, the research papers of Mrs. Mamie (Mary Louisa) Gaskill McCubbins were acquired by the Rowan Public Library. Over the years, her research…

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Georgia Jordan Papers


Georgia Irene Watson Jordan (pronounced "Jerdin") was born in 1865 and died in Salisbury, NC in 1941. She was buried in Salisbury's Chestnut Hill…

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Dr. McCorkle's Sermon

Reverend Samuel Eusebius McCorkle (1746-1811), was a Presbyterian minister and an educator. McCorkle was called to pastor Thyatira Church in Rowan, NC…

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Asa Ribelin Papers


Asa Ribelin was an ethnic German school teacher living in Rowan County in the 19th Century. He was employed by parents in the 1830's as the first…

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Butner Maps of Salisbury


In 2012, the Butner family gave the library a copy of a Salisbury City map. Mac Butner’s mother, who operated an antiques shop at 1428 N. Main…

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