Yesterday, we featured Eastern Shores, one of the neighborhoods of the Lake Jeanette community. Today, we offer this view of the nature trail at Turnstone Village on the eastern shores of Lake Jeanette. The water appears to be denim blue, harkening back to its roots as a Cone family property. who made They made lake on property they owned to have more water to use in their textile mills.
Jeanette Cone, for whom the lake was named, would be pleased to have such a beautiful place named for her. She was the wife of Ceasar Cone and mother of Benjamin.* Jeanette got a lake named in her memory; Ceasar got a school (Ceasar Cone Elementary) over near the mills off of Church Street. When Jeanette and Ceasar were alive, in the late 1800's/early 1900's, the property on which the school would be constructed was in the heart of the mill villages. In the day of the Cones, the above-property, that would become Lake Jeanette, must have seemed like Siberia. This lake would be a great backdrop for a movie about Greensboro. We could call it... On Denim Pond. Who could be the contemporary Fonda/Hepburn duo to play the parts of Ceasar and Jeanette.
As summer feels like it is about to come to a screeching halt, walking on a community nature trail, ever popular in neighborhoods like this one, seems more and more appealing.
*read about Benjamin Cone's papers here.