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The Rowan History Club

The Rowan History Club and the NC Humanities Council are proud to present Bob Plott and his story of why the Plott Hound is our state dog. This program will be of interest to not only our regular club members but to wildlife and hunting enthusiasts. The meeting is at 7 PM at the Rowan Museum at 202 N. Main Street in Salisbury on Tuesday December 9th. It will be presented in the Messenger Room on the second floor. The entrance is on the side on Council Street. There is no charge, but Bob will have his books for sale.

Bob is a North Carolina native who can trace his family roots in the Old North State back to 1750, when his great-great-great grandfather Johannes Plott arrived here with five of the family’s hunting dogs. These dogs would later become the renowned premier big game hunting dog breed in America-the Plott Bear Hound. And he is is a Rhodes Scholar.

Bob wrote a history of the breed – Strike and Stay – The Story of the Plott Hound – that was published by the History Press of Charleston, South Carolina in late 2007. Strike and Stay was awarded the 2008 Willie Parker Peace N.C. Historical Literary award and it has received outstanding reviews. His second book, A History of Hunting in the Great Smoky Mountains was published in late 2008.  Bob’s third book, Legendary Hunters of the Southern Highlands, was published in October 2009.  Bob’s fourth book, Colorful Characters of the Great Smoky Mountains, has just been published.  He is also writing articles for several magazines such as Carolina Country, Wildlife in NC and Smoky Mountain Living and the AKC Gazette.

Bob has written articles for several different publications, including among others, Carolina Country, Wildlife In North Carolina, Smoky Mountain Living, and The AKC Gazette. And he also writes a monthly article for both Full Cry and American Cooner magazines.

Bob is a member of the American Plott Association, the National Plott Hound Association and the North Carolina Bear Hunters Association.

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