Wednesday July 8 | Historic View of Charlotte

July 1, 2009 at 10:52 am | Posted in Coming Up | 2 Comments

Guest Host Chris Clackum hosts a conversation about Charlotte’s history, including some well-known events you may know, and some you may not have heard about. Long-time Charlotte historian Mary Kratt has just released a new book about the Queen City, Charlotte North Carolina: A Brief History. She joins us for a look back.
Mary Kratt
– Author of Charlotte, North Carolina: A Brief History

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  1. I would like to hear more about how Charlotte got it’s name. I understand it is named after Charlotte of Mecklenberg. When did the German influence come in after the original Scot-Irish settled the area?

  2. This information from Bonnie Cone (now deceased) a founder of Charlotte College/UNCC:

    Charlotte College (now UNCC) was chartered in 1949, and THAT is where the moniker “49ers” comes from.

    NOT Hwy 49

    NOT the gold rush

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