Church, Lafayette Ball and the Giant Squirrel Hunt
|Courtesy of the Library of Congress.|
One interesting entertainment was the LaFayette Ball. Although a year had passed since the visit of the Marquis de LaFayette to North Carolina (see Cabarrus Genealogy Society blog posting from May 16, 2014), the popular Frenchman and his travels through the country were still a topic of conversation. For $5.00 ($101.41 today), anyone could attend the event held at George Squires' Inn on North Union Street in Concord, where the current Cannon Library now stands.
One-of-a-kind social events like these are just a few of the many topics discussed in An Historical Sketch of Olde Concord, 1796-1860, by Judge Clarence E. Horton, Jr. Other subjects include business and industry, churches and schools, law and government. The book is available at the Concord Library, Lore History Room.
Courtesy of the Concord Library, Lore history room.