March 2020 Meeting - Higher Education: What's Land Got To Do With It?
Presented by George Thomas
DATE: Wednesday, March 4, 2020, 7:00PM to 9:00PM
LOCATION: DUKE HOMESTEAD, 2828 Duke Homestead Rd, Durham, NC
Few of us have heard of the time when the citizens of now Stanly County almost lost their hard-earned lands to a scheme aimed at funding UNC- Chapel Hill - our state’s first university. And, as events unfold, we learn that some of these folks had earlier come from Orange County. George will share an intriguing story of family and of governmental oversight reaching back to a king’s speculative order encouraging the early development of our state’s western reaches. George’s narrative also converges with stories of gold, the burning of Washington D. C. and of a woman who happened to be one of the state’s largest landowners.
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