DigitalNC is pleased to announce that materials belonging to the Lawndale Historical Society are now available online. Included is the complete run of Hot Off the Hoover Rail and a publication titled Sketches of Piedmont High School.
Hot Off the Hoover Rail was a monthly news bulletin published by Cleveland Mill and Power Company “for our boys in the service” during World War II. Each issue included a “salute of the month,” a letter from a mother and father of the month, church news, columns called “Old Maids Row” and “Lawndale Party Line,” letters from soldiers and a list of soldiers who had been promoted or were home on furlough. This publication gives much information about individual citizens of Lawndale and the goings-on at the time.
Sketches of Piedmont High School describes the origin, development, and progress of Piedmont High School in Lawndale in a series of articles written by former students and friends of the school.