Elon College (N.C.)
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Scope and Contents In this interview, William “Bill” Stewart shares memories of his life growing up in the Newell community near Charlotte, North Carolina, of his college days at Elon College in the 1930s, and of his military service in World War II. He tells about his parents and grandparents and the family’s farmland, recalls hearing his Civil War veteran grandfather reminisce with other veterans about the war, describes the Newell community, and talks about trips into Charlotte, then a town of 20,000. He...
Dates: 2019 August 1
Scope and Contents In this second of two interviews, William “Bill” Stewart describes the university area of Charlotte, North Carolina, from the 1960s to 2000s, discusses Charlotte College’s and later Walmart’s moves to the area, and shares his opinion about the college’s presence and his involvement in convincing other landowners in the area to sell to the school. He briefly recalls his interactions with Bonnie Cone and Bruton Smith and describes his relationships with Dr. Herbert Hechenbleikner, Hugh McColl,...
Dates: 2019 September 11