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Durham’s Other Founding Fathers

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Main Library

Why was W.T. Blackwell called the “Father of Durham”? Why isn’t Durham named “Prattsburg,” if not “Pratfall”? What Durham institution started in a brush arbor, and what circuit-riding Methodist tried to found the town with no “ardent spirits” allowed? Find out why, what and who when Jim Wise, local historian, author and columnist, talks on the Bull City’s not-so-well-remembered founders, including William Herndon, Atlas Rigsbee, Margaret Faucette, Wesley Wright and Edian Markum.