The Beginning of Durham

First of all, I want to thank Dana Pope for sharing these pictures with me.

If you ever wanted to know what Durham looked like after the Civil War, when men were discovering the value of tobacco, this map gives a clear picture.

After Julian Shakespeare Carr made his money in tobacco and textiles, he had this incredible hotel built. If you know the exact location of where this building was located, I’d love to know.

I think it is crazy how many people were gathered around the railroad tracks. It makes me wonder what was happening.

What a cool picture of the Lucky Strike tower.

It’s interesting to note how the buildings on the right are still there and how Durham has kept its past in tact.

There is so much history here in Durham. It just takes a little digging.

This picture was taken a couple of months ago. Loving the bull!!

I’m excited to share that my book, A Story of Durham: Told the Wright Way, is now available in hardback!

For the past two years, I have been researching and writing about my grandfather’s uncle, Richard Harvey Wright. When I began my search, I knew very little about this man except that he was one of the founding fathers of Durham, North Carolina. But what I discovered was a story of passion, love, and a determination to succeed with no boundaries. My new book, A Story of Durham: Told the Wright Way, will cause you to reflect on your own history and hopefully create in you a desire to study your past to understand your

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