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Henderson County: Images of America by Terry Ruscin

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This book consists of historical photographs of Henderson County, North Carolina, with captions. Buildings and people predominate, primarily those prominent in the community, and including a substantial number of African-American citizens.  My mom used to brag that her family raised a sow that weighed over 1,000 pounds, but this book includes a picture of a hog that weighs 2415 pounds and was taken from Henderson County to show off at county fairs in 43 states!  My favorite picture is the one of the Sunday School class at Green River Baptist Church of Fannie Geneva Levi Morgan (1912-2010) with her young son, Robert, standing in front of her clutching a paper. I remember Robert Morgan telling me that his father was Pentecostal and his mother was Baptist.

Charleston, South Carolina: Arcadia Publishing, 2018. 128 pages with an Index and pictures on practically every page. Trade paperback