Dear History Buffs,
On Sunday, August 5 at 3 PM
, Dr. Lloyd Bailey will join us again to present a historical lecture in our series about long-forgotten aspects of rural life in the Toe River Valley.
Have you ever wondered how long humans have been here in the Toe River Valley, and from where they came? Would you believe at least 10,000 years and from Siberia? Would you like to see a local relic that proves this? Do you know that each of you likely has in your pocket an item that gets its name from a people who came here — and left — some 500 years ago?
What does the name “Bolens Creek” likely tell you about another people who were once here? Do you know how the term “hillbilly” came about? No, it doesn’t have anything to do with billy goats!
This lecture is
free and open to the public
and will take place in the Earl and Betty Banks Young Center at the Young HomePlace.
mark your calendar for Saturday, September 8,
when Dr. Bailey will present a lecture at the YoungHomePlace entitled
Why did Pioneers Come to the New World and Particularly the Toe River?
You’ll learn about ecological reasons, inheritance problems, indentured servitude, banishment, religious toleration and more.
Call us if you have questions:
Special thanks to Jim Young for the photo of Dr. Bailey.