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Gaston County History Minute -The Loomis Fargo Heist, 1997

Gaston County History Minute -The Loomis Fargo Heist, 1997

October 4, 2021

On October 4th, 1997, $17.3 million was stolen from a Loomis Fargo vault.

After listening, head over to the blog and share your memories of the Loomis Fargo Heist.

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Gaston County History Minute - North Carolina’s Great Flood of 1916

Gaston County History Minute - North Carolina’s Great Flood of 1916

July 14, 2021

In July of 1916, torrential rains hit Western NC and catastrophic flooding resulted.

 

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Gaston County History Minute - Dr. Herbert J. Erwin

Gaston County History Minute - Dr. Herbert J. Erwin

February 15, 2021

Dr. Herbert J. Erwin is a prominent historical figure in Gastonia.

Gaston County History Minute - McAdenville Lights

Gaston County History Minute - McAdenville Lights

December 7, 2020

Christmas Town, USA is a Gaston County tradition.

 

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Gaston County History Minute - The Loray Mill Strike of 1929

Gaston County History Minute - The Loray Mill Strike of 1929

September 14, 2020

The Loray Mill Strike of 1929 is an important moment in Gaston County Textile History. 

For more information on Gaston County Textile Heritage, click here.

To listen to a performance of Ella's ballad Mill Mother's Lament, click here.

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Gaston Speaks - Gaston County History Minute - Spanish Flu

Gaston Speaks - Gaston County History Minute - Spanish Flu

July 14, 2020

In 1918, the Spanish Flu hit Gaston County.

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Gaston Speaks - Gaston County History Minute 2-20-20

Gaston Speaks - Gaston County History Minute 2-20-20

February 20, 2020

Suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst once visited Gaston County.

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