Did You Know?

 Haw River was once called Trollinger's Ford, and after that, 
   Haw River Depot?
 A streetcar line ran down what is now Hanover Road with connections 
   to Graham and Burlington?
 Haw River had the first YMCA in Alamance County?
 The Granite plant is the only ante-bellum cotton factory in Alamance 
   County that is still in operation?
 Barges once carried raw cotton down the river to Swepsonville and 
   brought back finished goods to be shipped on the railroad?
 Until 1923, when the new Route 10 (now U.S. 70) was built, people
   had to go through Graham to get to Burlington?
 Three governors of North Carolina came from Haw River?
 A movie theater, the post office, a restaurant, a drug store,
   a farm store, 2 taxi stands, a bank, 2 department stores, an 
   ice cream parlor, a barber shop, a beauty shop, and 2 gasoline stations 
   were located on "downtown" Main Street in the 1940s and 1950s?
 The railroad came through Haw River because General Benjamin Trollinger 
   and Dr. Dan A. Montgomery built the railroad bridge over the river at 
   no cost to the NCRR?
 In the early 1800s, stagecoaches ran through Haw River on the way 
   from Greensboro to Hillsborough?
 The Granite Finishing Plant shipped cloth to L.L. Bean, Calvin Klein, 
   Lands' End, and Oshkosh (just to name a few?
 Washington Duke's second wife was Artelia Roney from Haw River, and she
   is buried in the Trollinger cemetery?
 The lanterns on the Haw River welcome sign were orginially located 
   on the bridge built in 1923?
 Three serious train wrecks occurred at the railroad bridge in 1911, 
   1938, and 1960?
 There may be gold buried along the railroad tracks in Haw River 
   due to events at the end of the Civil War?
 During the Revolutionary War, some of Cornwallis' men were foraging
   around Haw River and confiscated grain from Jacob Trollinger's 
   grist mill?
 Several Haw River citizens had prominent roles in the Kirk-Holden War,
   which led to the impeachment of Governor Holden?
 At one time, more than 1000 people were employed at Cone Mills in 
   Haw River?
 The evangelist known as the "White Pilgrim" began his work in 
   Haw River in the early 1800s?
 Thomas Michael Holt planted more than 200 species of native N.C. 
   trees on his property on the west banks of the Haw River?
 Sections of Haw River were known as Terrapin Slide, Red Hill, 
   Pine Knot, Red Slide, Sugar Hill, Johnstown, Johnson City and 
   Trollingwood?
 The State Highway Patrol prohibited Haw River's Christmas parades 
   because they blocked traffic on U.S. 70?
 Max Leiberman, a Yankee textile man who did business in Haw River 
   at the turn of the century, established a scholarship to send a boy 
   from Haw River High School to Elon College?
 Several textile machines were invented by citizens of Haw River: 
   one was called the Haw River Sock Knitter?
 In 1890 Charles Holt, son of the North Carolina's governor, 
   Thomas M. Holt, married Gena Jones, dauthter of Alabama's governor,
   and built the unusual Victorian house, which is located on the west
   bank of the river?
 Charlie Poole, who lived in Haw River from 1900 to 1919, was a 
   banjo picker who was instrumental in the development of bluegrass music?
 Dr. Java C. Wilkins delivered more than 2,500 babies during the time 
   he was Haw River's doctor?
 Tabardry was derived from the name of Sidney Paine's children: 
   Tab, Barbara, and Audrey?
 In the late 1800s, Mrs. Ida Hunter started the 1st school in the
   area for black children?
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