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Gift of Captain Basil John Fisher 1851-1903 Native of Aberdeen, Scotland, linguist, world traveler, horseman, British Army officer, served in India, came to the United States with two fellow officers in 1895, settled first in Asheboro, gold mi…
On April 18, 1942, 16 land-based Army B-25 Mitchell bombers led by Lt. Col. James H. "Jimmy" Doolittle took off from the Navy aircraft carrier USS Hornet to attack Japan. This historic mission was the first offensive action Of World War II against…
In Honor of Guilford County Men Who Died in Vietnam (names and dates not yet transcribed)
Pfc. Phill G. McDonald September 13, 1941 - June 7, 1968 U.S. Army, Company A, 1st Battalion 14th Infantry, 4th Division Congressional Medal of Honor For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action at the risk of his own life above and …
Approximate Center Of Guilford County as Determined for the Establishment of Greensborough as the County Seat of Guilford County, 1808. In 1807 a petition from the people of southeast Guilford, many of whom were from the German settlements, was…
Dedicated To The Memory Of 300 Unknown Soldiers By the Ladies' Memorial Asso. of Greensboro, N. C. ————— which became Daughters of the Confederacy Guilford Chapter 301, 1899
Has Been Placed On The National Register Of Historic Places
Benjamin Benson, a free African—American who lived in Deleware, was kidnapped and sold as a slave to John Thompson of Greensboro. In 1817 Benson filed a suit against Thompson in GuĆ¼ford County Superior Court to reclaim his freedom. His case…
Albion Winegar Tourgee, a native of Ohio and veteran of the Union Army, moved to Greensboro in 1865 and led a campaign to secure justice for African—Americans. He was an organizer of the Republican Party in NC, a delegate to the convention t…
Henry Ell Frye, attorney, legislator, businessman and judge, has played a major role in local and state history since 1968 when he was elected to the North Carolina House of Representatives. The first African—American member of the General A…