Wednesday, April 19, 2006

Pfafftown, Final Post

As goes Winston-Salem, so goes Pfafftown. The city has been the place where good jobs are found. Factory jobs with R. J. Reynolds and Hanes have been there for a hundred years. The 1950's brought the beginning of progressive change for this area. Western Electric Company and Wake Forest College moved to Winston-Salem and brought into this area many new people such as engineers, educators, managers, executives, and additional skilled labor. Some native residents grew up to become these same professionals. Later, other companies located here like Westinghouse, Amp, and Sara Lee. New people moved here to meld with locals. Many put down roots and contributed much to our growth. This continues today with more companies and people coming here with the hospitals, universities, and medical research. Pfafftown has grown with housing developments, golf course, park and recreation facilities, new high school, and a clean water treatment plant on the Yadkin River.

I hope this posting series reflects favorably on the area of Pfafftown where many of us call home. This place is not a town with a main street or even a significant crossroad. It's a spread out rural suburb with a post office.

Have a good day and look for the upcoming contest.



At 3/22/2007 9:29 AM, Anonymous pj said...

do you know where i can find the history of pfafftown?

At 3/22/2007 8:00 PM, Blogger mmabe said...

One place to read about the history of Pfafftown is a book titled Star in Wachovia: Centennial History of the Christian Church Disciples of Christ.

It was written in 1965 by Charles Crossfield Ware. Four copies are in the central library in Winston-salem.




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