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Chapter 8: Garden Spot of the World

From last post, I continue Wade Nanney’s story about Ole Man Adair coming home from California in the 1850’s. He travelled from San Francisco around the tip of South America to make port in Charleston. And he wore an overcoat the … Continue reading

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Part 19: Beyond Brackett Town

So many of our neighbors have lived in McDowell County all their lives, it is small wonder when you ask directions to a place, you get a reference to a building that “used to be…” My 87-yr-old friend at church was … Continue reading

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Part 7: New Century in McDowell County

A new century calls for new ideas. All around McDowell County, changes were being made. In 1903, the Commercial Bank of Marion was built for $8,000. At the same location, it is now Fifth Third Bank. There were still some … Continue reading

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Part 4: JJ Sprouse comes to Brackett Town

In 1842, a separate county was created from neighboring Burke and Rutherford counties and named in honor of Colonel Joseph McDowell, famed Indian fighter and hero at King’s Mountain. The county seat was named after General Francis Marion who was … Continue reading

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Part 2: Settlement of Brackett Valley

Ten miles to the east of Brackett valley, a disillusioned Connecticut gold miner walked the turnpike between Rutherfordton and Morganton, NC. Continue reading

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Part 1: Journey to Brackett Town

There were several Benjamin Bracketts, and one of them settled Brackett Township, North Carolina, a tiny niche carved out of the wilderness. Continue reading

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