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“I Didn’t Here Nobody Pray”

“I Didn’t Here Nobody Pray”

Posted on Nov 7, 2017

Before I get started on this final part of my story on the Dixon Brothers, let me correct myself from something I wrote about last week. The correction is that the Dixon family came to East Rockingham and went to work at what was then Entwistle #1 Mill which was built in 1911. It was later sold to Aleo Corp. in 1945. Also, the Little Hanna Pickett Mill was...

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Weave Room Blues

Posted on Nov 1, 2017

Seems when we hear someone sing or tell a story it means more if these people have actually experienced the events. In other words, it comes from the heart. Such was the case of the Dixon brothers who wrote and sang songs of actual events that happened right here in Richmond County or around the southeastern section of our great country. Dorcey Dixon was...

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Was Confederate Gold Found in Windblow?

Was Confederate Gold Found in Windblow?

Posted on Oct 17, 2017

Some old records show that as the Civil War was winding down, a small shipment of gold was sent from Richmond, Virginia to Greensboro, North Carolina. The gold was placed in wooden barrels and iron pots with heavy lids. Then the gold was loaded on two wagons and carried east to pay the rag-tag Confederate Army, under General Johnson’s command, which was...

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Confederate Gold in the Sandhills

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

Confederate gold refers to hidden caches of gold lost after the American Civil War. Supposedly, millions of dollars of gold were lost or unaccounted for after the war. Many a historian or treasure hunter have researched old records or followed up on leads all pertaining to the gold and where it might have been hidden or lost. Some has been found but most...

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New Book Released!

Posted on Oct 10, 2017

“Just Passing Time Together” was recently released.  It is a grand collection of stories by husband & wife storytellers, J.A. & Azalea Bolton. J.A. & Azalea’s new book can be found on Amazon...

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