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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 ! | 41 District office on Hay Street, the guests climbed aboard the carriage and settled onto padded benches beneath the welcome shade of a canopy. When everyone was settled, driver Gary Sessoms shook his reins and clicked to Linda, a 12-year-old Percheron, and Bentley, an 8-year- old Clydesdale, and the tour was underway, accompanied by squeaking, swaying and the easy cloppity-clop rhythms of the horses' hooves. Kienitz is one of five guides who work the tours. Each knows and shares lots of basic knowledge about Fayetteville and its history. Each also has their own particular interests and collected nuggets of information. Repeat guests certainly hear some of the same information but the guide's talk can also depend on what occurs to him or her at a particular moment, questions asked by visitors and conversations that ensue. Topics this day included plank roads, the original name of Ray Avenue (Hogg Avenue, named for an 18th century businessman), Civil War General William T. Sherman, baseball's long history in Fayetteville, Putt-Putt, industries that used to operate downtown, the one-time jail that's now a green room for the Gilbert eater, the 1831 fire that destroyed most of downtown, the Cool Spring Tavern and the fact that the Bill of Rights exists in part because North Carolina delegates insisted on it. In a 1788 constitutional convention in Hillsborough, the delegates refused to vote on ratification because of concerns that the Constitution lacked a declaration of rights. Aer the Bill of Rights was proposed in Congress, the delegates met in Fayetteville in 1789 and voted to ratify the Constitution. Kienitz, who has a deep knowledge of local history, relayed details about When it rains, it drains! (910) 433-1613 At a The Little Gym Awesome Birthday Bash, your child and their friends will have the whole place to themselves for fun activities created especially for them. Plus we'll handle everything from set-up to clean-up, making birthdays at The Little Gym a big wish come true for parents too. TRY A FREE CLASS AT NO COST! 910.223.3496 • 4011 Sycamore Dairy Road, Ste. 105, Fayetteville, NC 28303 BOOK A PARTY BY OCTOBER 15TH AND SAVE $25! A W E S O M E BIRTHDAY BASH

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