Hidden History of Roanoke: Star City Stories (Paperback)

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Author Nelson Harris delves into the annals of history to uncover these marvelous and mostly unknown stories of the Star City of the South.


How did a Roanoke neighbor's secret upend North Carolina politics and why did a weeding scandal in Big Lick make front-page headlines in New York? These questions and many more are answered in this exciting volume of hidden stories and forgotten tales from the Star City. Discover why a Roanoker was found frozen in the North Atlantic and what Mother's Day crime and trial shocked the city in 1949. Meet the Black Cardinals, a semi-pro African American baseball team that played in the 1930s and '40s, and find out how a fistfight at Shenandoah Life helped save the company.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781609499938
ISBN-10: 160949993X
Publisher: History Press (SC)
Publication Date: August 6th, 2013
Pages: 122
Language: English