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THE GREENSBORO PAT
GREENSBORO AS IT IS.
A Quiet Hamlet Transmogrified Into
an Industrial Center. '
The Clangor and. Hum of the Loom
Mingles With Holy Hymn and Sol
emn Prayer Greensboro's Glowing
Presentrand Brilliant Future. -It
is often the case that a town
whose past is famous can have no
glory in store. .
A community that revels in a splen
did history is apt to be listless in the
present and dead as to the future. A
populace sprung from an heroic and
famed ancestry i liable to dwell so
lovingly on their fathers deeds and
luxuriate so enthusiastically in their
record, that they forget to live the
present and reck not of what is to
come. It is not o with Greensboro.
Thoughthe tale of her origin and de
velopment is unique, though here
have been fostered, in years long
gone, high ideas and noble purposes
that left their imprint on the history
of State and Nation; yet Greensboro's
glory has not dimmed with the clos
ing days of the nineteenth century.
In fact, each succeeding year of the
last decade has added to her renown.
She is to-day such an intermixture of
educational, commercial and industrial
enterprise as no town of like size in
this broad nation can excel, and few
.equal": ' -" , :
It is here the State , Normal and In
dustrial College is situated, pouring
forth year by year: stream of intel
lectual .effulgence that . helps to
lighten the dark corners of the earth.
Here, too, is located the Agricultural
and Mechanical College for the col
ored race, an institution that, under
the fostering care of - the State and
Nation, and the intelligent adminis
trations of the faculty, backed by an
earnest public approval is doing noble
work in the uplifting and upbuilding
of the colored race and furnishing
them the only key to good citizenship,
The Greensboro Female College, an
Educational Institution for young
ladies, under the control of the M. E.
Church, South, but whose portals are
open to all who choose to avail them
selves of the advantages offered, has
for over fifty years been domiciled
within ihe confines of Greensboro.
Other educational institutions also
find in Greensboro a congenial abiding
place. These educational institutions
have justly entitled Greensboro to the
sobriquet of "The Athens of the Caro
linas." But they are not Greensboro's
only boast. Far from it. It is here
that great cotton factories are located,
giving employment to hundreds. It is
here, too, that there are great tobacco
factories, lumber mills, woodworking
factories, spoke and furniture works,
brick yards, and machine shops that
furnish profitable employment to
Greensboro is the county seat of
Guilford County. It was set apart as
a town in 1803. M
It is most favorably situated at the
junction of the Southern Kail way and
the Atlantic and Yadkin Railway and
their branches. It has an elevation of
nine hundred feet above the sea level,
and a genial and healthful climate.
The city has everything that repre
sents the prosperity, intelligence, en
ergy, enterprise, and with all the vir
tue of any community of 13,000 people
congregated in any portion of this land
of the free. We could give a wealth of
facts to .substantiate this broad state
ment but as this paper is addressed
to those who look ahead and to those
, who investigate before they invest,
we, j through the columns of this
edition, invite the attention of the ac
cumulated ; wealth, ripe experience,
latent energies, hosts of unemployed
or half employed , ci tizens of the
crowded' cities of the great North and
to our advantages. To them we
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A Brief Resume of the Various Companies, their Eqiiip
v ment and Development.
Greensboro is amply protected
West Market Street M: E.
Lines of railway extend from it in
eight different directions. Numerous
feeders have been constructed, con
necting important points with the
lines now centering at Greensboro.
The Atlantic and Yadkin Railway is
the shortest line to Wilmington and
Charleston on the South, and in its
Northwestern connection brings the
Pocahontas coal fields within a short
distance, and places the coke and coal
of that famous region in the Greens
boro market at a very low figure, and
gives us direct communication with
Cincinnati. ' Chicago and the- entire
Amw, (j - v"
say Livestigate the -inducements of
fered in Greensboro and then if satis
fied come and -seek enjoyable homes
and business opportunities among us.
i We leave the historic part in the
background; it is refining ennobling
and emphasizes the glory -and pros
perity of to-day. With both in view
the record is complete. In the pages
that follow are pictured some of the
past and much of to-day. X.ook first
on one and then on the other. With
this final harmony in view, we re-
spectiuiJy introduce wnai may ioiiow.
. Alfred Collins.
against the ravages of the fire fiend
in the possession of one of the best
and most efficient if not the ' largest
fire department of the State j
: The first volunteer fire company
was organized here in 1847 when'' a
number of the best citizens of the city
formed the Greensboro Fire Company
most of whom have passed away and
their places taken by a younger ele
ment.. ' j .
The Greensboro Steam Fire Engine
Company No. 1 was brought into exist
ence in 1884 with a membership com
posed in part of business men and the
more active members, being taker
from the ranks of the younger met ;
of the city. This company was firs
equipped with an old hand engine and
later with a Holloway Chemical, made
in Baltimore, which in 1885 was re
I placed by a La France Steamer of the
rotary pattern. j
This company, first used a jumpex
and later a hose wagon of modern
type, and has four horses. The aver
age membership of the company U
about twenty-five, who have handsome
uniforms and thorough equipment of
every kind. "' '' '
The new building of this company
which was erected in 1885 on a lol
back of the county courthouse em
braces meeting rooms, sleeping apart
ments, and all modern conveniences. ;
Hook and Ladder Company No.
was organized about nine years ago,
occupies" a part of the same building
with a Rumsey hand truck, which in
1898 gave way to an Aerial truck of
the most approved pattern which cost
over $2,500. This company has twenty
five members all of whom are uni
formed. 1 i , j!
The Eagle Hose Company No. 7 wa
organized in 1891 and located in J tem
porary buildings on Depot street,' neat
the Southern Railway freight depot.' j
This company like the others first
used a hand jumper and after ! four
years bought a modern one-horse hose
wagon. " '--! j-j
f - :lK
pany No. 1 the new $6,000 building
now about to be erected.
i The South Side Hose Company No
4 was organized in 1894 and' the his
tory of Its development is almost a
counterpart of the history of Eagle
Company No. 7. Their building is lo
cated on Bragg street, near the Graded
School. If has a goodly membership
and regular attendance and has done
excellent service. ; . "
! The West End Hose Company No. 5
was organized about two years ago
with a jumper and other primary
equipments. It is located near the
State Normal ancL Industrial College,
has an active membership mostly of
young men, and a bright future.
The Excelsior Hose Company No. 3
is composed entirely of colored mem-1
bers, and is located at the City Mar
ket. This company is probably ten
years old. It is well equipped with
jumper, uniforms and other equip-1
men ts, and has always given good!
and satisfactory service, in conjunc-,
tion with the other companies for the i
The Greensboro fire department has
always been notable for its freedom
from local jealousies ' and factional
feelings among the various com
panies, which influence has so often
disrupted the departments of other
and larger cities.
Three years past the Game well Fire
Alarm system was installed and the I . '
principal places of the city provided L -
with fire alarm boxes. '
The Greensboro department holds COAL AND WOOD YARD OPPnirr
records that have been mad At nil . ' !
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-""v H IAUMOI DEPOT.
F. A. MAT SEWS
proprietor an mi
State tournaments, and has numerous
prizes and medals obtained at those j
gatherings., . j .!
The Eagle Company holds the best 1
GREENSBORO. N. C
dry running record in the South, hav-1 " ! -
ing made a three hundred yard dash I . " .
in 50 seconds. ' - -
The State tournament and meeting I Durin9 -the past six years Mr. F. A.
of the North Carolina State Firemen's j Matthew ha bui,t "P an excellent bu
Association vill be held in Greensboro j neM ln coal and wood and enjoy i iTb
August 1, 2, 3, and 4, and the event ! Cral hare of the Patronage In CretfK
will be celebrated with industrial and I boro and vicinity.
t county exhibits and trades disnlar. : vards are amP,y Provided ith ide-
j The horse used by this company if j it is intended to make this one of the ' trac and thedl and a ,ar9 bu$ineMi
said to be the finest fire horse fn the most imnm-tnnf i t, n.i ; carried on In kindlina-wood whirl. ;
J. Van Lindley,
Founder of Pomona Hill Nurseries and
President of the New Incorporated
Company. ' ' '
business. It takes more experience in
the nursery business in order to grow
good trees than most any other
pursuit. As there are all sorts of
everything so there are all sorts of
trees. If you want the best, get them
One of the constant and unfaltering
aims of these nurseries has been their
work of collecting just such varieties
of the different fruits as are
suited to the many different sections
of the country, and in this they have
succeeded most admirably. During
the past few years great advancements
have been made in fruits and' horticul
ture. Fruits have been tested and dis
seminated from all the different sec
tions of our great country, many gaps
have been filled where heretofore we
had no fruit. This company offers five
varieties of Japan plums, ripening in
made on the spot.
By August 1st of the present yeai j The present officers are: W. R I . - maunews is aiso proprietor joflti
this company will doubtless occupy Pleasants, acting chief; E. L. Clarke, ! Dray ,C, v'n'c handles a'jrtit
ton-ether with Hook and Ladder Com- I secretjirv? FVnr.L- r. TirrA ' ! amount Of the city's traffic!
O ; , J - v. M-rjj Af 11 CI
ing towns grow and the demand in
company own 1,250 acres two
est of Greensboro. From three
to four hundred acres are constantly
11? A. 3 11 ! X x x x, ;
cultivated in their vast output which
is snipped all over tne country, ootn
North and South.
The peach tree trade of the com
pany is gradually extending North.
They iship same largely to Pennsyl
vania, New Jersey, and New York.
The orchardists there have learned
that they can get healthy stock, true
to name, from these nurseries. No
djsease of any kind is found on their
growing stock. They are kept healthy
and clean. , During the growing sea
son acres and acres of stock can be
seen, hardly a weed visible anywhere.
High cultivation is given, everything
POMONA HILL NURSERIES,
" Pomona, N. C.
' . ... " ' '
J. Van Lindley Nursery Co.,
Established 1866. 1
Thirty three Years Old and
Good for as Many More.
These nurseries are the oldest and
largest in the State, and among the
largest in the South, For a third of a
century they have gradually grown in
popular favor. They have always been
progressive and leaders in the dissem
ination of horticultural interests. Not
in the business purely for the money
but for the love and advancement of
practical and profitable horticulture,
also by upright business methods,
sterling integrity, and the filling of
orders true to name, their .name is a
by-word for reliability throughout the
As the name "Pomona" is synony
mous with fruit, so also is the name
Lindley. Joshua Lindley, father of
the founder of these nurseries, estab
lished the first commercial nurseries
in the State, if not in the South. In
his day he was a leading pomologist
and one of the leading-authorities in
the United States on the peach. So
the present lindley has been in the
business all his life, an expert in the
V View of Office, Greenhouses, Etc.
succession from June till August
nearly two months, without a break
young and enormous bearers, coming
into bearing second year; quality sup
erb; always reliable, fruiting oftener
than the peach. They have been
thoroughly tested and are a grand
success in every way, everywhere.
Twelve varieties peaches ripening in
succession from, June till frost with
out a break. Winter apples for the
mountain, Piedmont and cotton belt.
Some of their specialties are apple and
peach treeafor market orchards, Ori-.
ental fruit and nut trees, pears, plums,:
and in fact general nursery stock for
family and market orchards.
CUT FLOWER DEPARTMENT.
During the last few years there has
been a growing demand for fancy cut
flowers, and this company are now
supplying as choice cit flowers and
floral designs as can be had from any
market. They propose to increase
their output of same as the surround-
kept clean, thrifty, and healthy.
Nothing allowed to stunt, hence j the
good quality of their stock. j
Some idea of the annual output of
these" nurseries can be had frbmj the
following partial list offered for fall of
1899 and spring of 1900: i j
mm TEMi eeiTfl co.
100,000 Grape Vines,
Shade Trees, Evergreens
Small Fruits, Etc.
"The company this winter have
grafted over four hundred thousand
apple for the trade two years hence
and will bud fifty thousand apple the
- The company will give any informa
tion as to varieties, general cultiva
tion to prospective buyers anywhere.
Write for their new 1899 Illustrated
Catalogue and forty-page pamphlet on
"How to Plant and : Cultivate Ian
Orchard," both free on application.
Address, ' .
J. VAN LINDLEY NURSERY CO.,
Pomona Hill Nurseries,
V Pomona, N. C.
POMONA, N. C.
SALT-GLAZED SEWER PIPE,
TERRA COTTA FLUE PIPE, '
FLUE OR CHIMNEY LININGS,
TERRA COTTA WELL TUBING,
FARM DRAIN TILE,
FIRE BRICK, ETC.
This concern was established 1886 for
the purpose of making brick and farm drain
tile. Its original capacity was very limited,
starting with a ten-horse power '.engine and
boiler, The works were gradually enlarged,
and in 1893 new and larp-A build-in' were
erected and suitable machinery pi :
making the works a complete sevj
plant w;ith 150-horse power engine a
capacity, with an annual output of
loads. The trade rapidly increase
soon appeared that this capacity v v
quate. So in 1896 a new site wo
near the old works and another r -plant
was built, making a total of 1
horse4 power and an annual outpuv
of 600 car-loads of manufactured
Most of the output of the cone: -posed
of in North Carolina and in t
cities and towns of Virginia and So ;
Una The officers are,
Two-Yeab Kietfkr Pxak
(Photo from Our
TRXES IN NURSXRT ROWS.
J. VAM LINDLEY, President,
DR JOMK1 P I nr.AM Virn-.
W. C.BOREN, Secretary and Treasurer.
C P. BOREN, Superintendent.
R. B. BOREN, Assistant Supcrintendeni.
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