Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Don't forget the historic walk!

Just another reminder that Joyce Blythe and Melvin Faris are doing a historic walk this Saturday. She has a letter to the editor in the latest issue of the Union County Weekly to remind everyone.

Her description:
Waxhaw native Melvin Faris will be joining me again. He is a walking wealth of information when it comes to reminiscing about his boyhood days in Waxhaw. He will tell you about going to the “moving picture show” and the day he played hooky from school because he heard the town depot was being moved. A momentous occasion that he wasn’t about to miss.

We will share some early turn of the century history of Waxhaw springing to life after the railroad came through, and the town was incorporated. We’ll even go back a bit further and tell you a little something about the Waxhaw Indians and young Andy Jackson.

Now, we don’t claim to know all there is to know about Waxhaw’s history, but we’ll share some of the things we do know.
Read the whole thing for all the details.

The big question is what exactly does Joyce Blythe have against WAA families? Other than the historic walk she kindly did for some local Cub Scouts, it seems like every other walk has been scheduled during baseball season. And we've always got a game.

How can one become well-versed in local history if you cannot attend these walks?

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