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History Club focus on Fulton Heights Trolleys

Walter Turner of High Point will speak about the Fulton Heights Trolleys — part of his research for the “Development of Streetcar Systems in North Carolina” — at the next Rowan History Club meeting, 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Turner has served as historian of the N.C. Transportation Museum in Spencer since 2000. Other major works of research which include or mention Rowan County are, “Paving Tobacco Road, A Century of Progress for the North Carolina Department of Transportation” (2003), “Development of Streetcar Systems in North Carolina,” “Future is Arriving: North Carolina’s leadership in reviving passenger rail and creating urban transportation centers,” “Coming Home: The North Carolina Bus Companies that Became Part of Trail Ways and Greyhound,” in the North Carolina Historical Review, October 2013, and “The Mysterious Yadkin River Bridge,” a history of the 1957 bridge, Salisbury Post, Aug. 5, 2012.
The meeting will be held in the Messinger Room, which is accessible by elevator. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month, September-June. The museum is located at 202 N. Main St., Salisbury. Guests to the program should enter through the rear entrance.
A roundtable format will allow for a 30- to 45-minute presentation followed by a question and answer period. The Rowan History Club is open to anyone interested in the history of Rowan County. There are no dues or admission fees, and refreshments are served.
For more information, contact the Rowan Museum at 704-633-5946 or email rowanmuseum@fibrant.com .

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