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September/October 2019

CityView Magazine - Fayetteville, NC

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Discove r Cit yV iewN m's fre s h up d ate d loo k ! | 39 Cape Fear Crematory, Inc. "Where compassion and care run the business" 6765 Sandy Creek Road | Stedman, NC 28391 910.323. 8898 | www.capefearcremator century. And there are so many more books. Among them: "Pathway to a Future," by Harry Stein. Another rare but worthy history, this book by the son of Jacob Stein, a founder of the Capitol department store, is a chronicle of his family but also discusses other Jewish families who were merchants in Fayetteville, Daws said. He said it provides valuable insight into that community and period of Fayetteville. "Decision at Fayetteville," by John Cavanagh. is is a 41-page pamphlet, not really a book, but Daws said it's a thorough discussion of the convention that North Carolina held in Fayetteville in 1789 to ratify the U.S. Constitution. "Down the Chicken Foot Road," by Wanda Herring. Daws said he was fascinated by this account of stories about life in early 20th century Grays Creek which Herring was told by her older relatives. Among them: the tale of a bride whose groom was so late to the altar that when another man offered to wed her on the spot, she accepted. e original groom finally arrived on the scene - right aer the woman he'd expected to marry had driven off with her new husband. "When you read this book, it catapults you back in time," Daws said. ere are many lesser-known sources of information about the city, including personal histories, church histories, business records, even old ledgers. Daws said that too oen such records get thrown away because people don't realize their value to historians. ey'd be welcomed by the Transportation and Local History Museum, which is at 325 Franklin St. "Bring them to us," Daws said.

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