http://dixieoutfitters.com

PoP's Southern American: The Burned City

4/16/2012

The Burned City

“When President [Franklin D.] Roosevelt visited Elizabeth City [North Carolina] on his way to see the Lost Colony, he asked Jerome Flora, then mayor of Elizabeth City, about the old homes.

“I thought,” he said, “that when I came to a town as old as this that I’d see rows of old colonial homes.”

“We had ‘em,” said the Mayor, “but you Yankees burned ‘em all up.”

(A New Geography, Pasquotank County, Bill Sharpe, Sharpe Publishing Company, 1954, pp. 365-367)

Southern Heritage News & Views

0 Comments:

Post a Comment

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home



Contact
PoP Aaron
The Southern American
HERE

NOTICE:
Anonymous comments not posted.
Be man enough to stand as one.