|A family reunion held
near Mint Hill in eastern Mecklenburg County in 1922. The tall
gentleman third from the front is Walter Atlas Ferguson. His wife,
Margaret (Maggie) Jane Keenan Ferguson, is standing next to him with their child. Look
at the buggies and the car in the background.
|Walter Atlas Ferguson is
standing in the wagon. He and his family are gathering cane. The
team of mules stand ready to pull the wagon. Mules were fundamental to
|Walter Atlas Ferguson in
his buggy. Today men drive around in automobiles. This 1914
photograph shows what "fast driving" was like in the early twentieth
|This man looks like he is
going to church or is on his way to see his beau. How easily we forget
that Mecklenburg County was overwhelmingly rural in the early 1900s.