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Lawndale Historical Society Materials Now Online

Hoover RailDigitalNC 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.

Piedmont High School

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.


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