Category Archives: Historic Mecklenburg County

Thompson’s Bootery and Bloomery

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and I have a clear image in my head of a circa early 1970s Valentine’s Day display window at the old and unfortunately long gone Thompson’s Bootery and Bloomery .If you are of “old Charlotte” … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life

From The Charlotte Daily Observer, Wednesday February 10, 1897. Who says nothing ever happens/happened in Charlotte? On this day 114 years ago, it was non-stop activity in the Queen City and environs. From the Communal Notice section: A number of … Continue reading

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Section: Seersucker & Sunshine

When We Were Young Barefootin’ in Newell from the pen of Marsha L. Burris Summer arrived for us the first warm day we could shed shoes and socks.  No calendar was consulted.  Feeling the lush cool clover under our feet … Continue reading

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