Saturday, July 30, 2022
Order of the Long Leaf Pine: Members from Caswell County, North Carolina
Thursday, July 28, 2022
Caswell County Bright Leaf Hoedown
With the next Hoedown approaching (2022), it is fun to look back.
In 1983, the event featured an annual Farmers' Olympics. Events included cow-chip throwing, tobacco spitting, corn shucking, tobacco gum ball balling, and an obstacle course where the runners had to carry two full buckets of water.
Edgar Harges [Hargis/} of Alamance County won the tobacco spitting even with 19 feet, 1 inch. Don Swann came in second.
W. D. Pleasant of Purley won the cow-chip throwing contest, which attracted ten contestants. He also took first place overall in the Olympics. David Brandon of Burlington came in second overall.
The News and Observer (Raleigh, North Carolina), 27 September 1983.
The knife photograph is not associated with the newspaper article. Click image to see a larger version.
Saturday, July 02, 2022
North Carolina's Most Dangerous Rural Intersection: 1971
Caswell County Trivia
In 1971 the North Carolina Highway Commission designated the intersection of Highway 86 and the Park Springs Road in Caswell County as the most dangerous rural intersection in North Carolina.
The Park Springs intersection with Highway 86 achieved its "most dangerous" rating on the basis of 21 accidents in a three-year period (with 11 of those crashes occurring in 1970) and "a very, very low traffic volume."
The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 6 October 1971.