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Author James, Hunter.

Title The last days of the Big Grassy Fork / Hunter James.

Imprint Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002.

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Description 1 online resource (214 pages, [8] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; 1. Coffin Nails, Lynch Mobs, and the Rebirth of a City; 2. House of Passage; 3. A Glass of the Finest; 4. Mister Will's Revenge; 5. Mama's Little Boy Lost; 6. My Debut as a Wine Snob; 7. Lord of the Manor; 8. My Introduction to the Sport of Kings; 9. ""The Old Ways Are Allus the Best""; 10. Little People with Fur Coats; 11. The New Patriarchs; 12. ""Different in All Things from All People""; 13. Birds of Omen, Birds of Prey; 14. The Last Agrarian; 15. The Last Days of Big Grassy Fork.
Summary The last days of Big Grassy Fork recounts newspaperman Hunter James's attempts to save his 100-year-old family farm and homestead from extinction. Wise, irreverent, pugnacious, and often hilarious, James fights back against the galloping urbanization of his beloved North Carolina piedmont. Interweaving current affairs and family history, James details the growth of the Winston-Salem area as a center of Moravian piety and later as the world's largest tobacco manufacturing center. This personal history shows he is not the only James to have had a difficult time fitting in with the neighbors' ide.
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Subject Hunter, James.
Hunter family.
Hunter, James.
Hunter family.
Winston-Salem Region (N.C.) -- Biography.
Winston-Salem Region (N.C.) -- Rural conditions.
Farms -- Conservation and restoration -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region.
Landscape protection -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region.
Agriculture and state -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region.
Urbanization -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region.
Winston-Salem Region (N.C.) -- Economic conditions.
Journalists -- North Carolina -- Winston-Salem Region -- Biography.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: James, Hunter. Last days of the Big Grassy Fork. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002 0813122155 (DLC) 2001003410 (OCoLC)47142093
ISBN 0813170478 (electronic bk.)
9780813170473 (electronic bk.)