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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

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Carver

I'll have to check in out next time I'm in Greensboro. It does look inviting.

Jane Mitchell

I've always thought it a charming place. It just needs a good tenant to replace Fresh Market.

cieldequimper

I would love to just stroll nonchalantly there ;-))

Jackie

It looks lovely. I wonder why there's a large concentration of Quakers there in particular?

Greensboro Daily Photo


Jackie: Here is one of the reasons Quakers moved south:

many of the Pennsylvania Quakers, hungry for new lands, and losing their influence in the seacoast areas [in the northeastern U.S.] due to the influx of large members of people of other convictions, had begun to move south and west down the mountain valleys into North Carolina. Cane Creek Quaker Meeting was established in 1751 in Orange County (now Alamance County), North Carolina, and the New Garden Meeting was established in 1754 in Guilford County. http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Plains/2064/quakemig.htm

The Quakers have, however, been in our region since the 1750's. Finally, the only Quaker College in the southeastern United States is just across the street from where this picture was taken. If you are interested in learning more about Guilford College (the Quaker college), see our January 12th post. Why, exactly, they picked Guilford County, we'll have to look and let you know.

Marc

Looks a cosy enough place to spend some time.

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