Yesterday: China Grove's past

Published 12:00 am Monday, April 4, 2011

This is a 1908 view of Main Street in China Grove looking south. It comes from the postcard collection of Susan Goodman Sides and was one of more than 200 postcards featured in her 1999 book ‘Salisbury and Rowan County.’ As noted by Sides in her book, China Grove was named for its abundance of chinaberry trees. This postcard was published by P.L. Ketchie & Co. of China Grove and printed in Germany. If you have an old photograph, from 1985 or earlier, and think it would make an interesting look back at ‘Yesterday’ in Rowan County or nearby, contact Mark Wineka at 704-797-4263, or