In Cary’s early days, Chatham Street was also U.S. 1 and 64, plus U.S.70 and 54 also went through Cary. For a sleepy little town, there was traffic going through from New York to Florida. Even so, there were few restaurants or places to get food. Here are a few memories.
About Peggy Van Scoyoc
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Entries by Peggy Van Scoyoc
Three people remember the train operators in Cary back in the day.
Michael Edwards and Ron Barbee remember the rivalry between two ladies in their families, one from the Edwards family and the other from the Barbee family.
On the 100th anniversary year of when the United States declared war on Germany during World War I, three local ladies personally remember that war and shared their memories.
Most of all, Dr. James Templeton was a pillar of Cary society. He ministered to the sick and tended to the growth and well-being of the community in equal measure.
My dad had such a passion for education. I don’t know that he had all the advantages when he was growing up, so he wanted every boy and girl in Cary to have better opportunities and a better school system.
Walter Hines Page: Publisher, activist, writer and ambassador. Son of the town’s founder, he is arguably Cary’s most famous citizen.
Cary, NC – The half-century after World War Two saw a gathering steamroller of growth in Cary – residential, commercial and recreational.