10/17/11 — A firsthand view of county history

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A firsthand view of county history

By News-Argus Staff
Published in News on October 17, 2011 1:46 PM

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Jewel Sauls, right, dressed in period costume, goes over the history of the Harriet Cobb Lane memorial in Willowdale Cemetery on Sunday, part of a tour of the historic cemetery sponsored by the Wayne County Museum. A series of local historians took turns describing the history of many of the people buried in the cemetery, from Curtis Brogden, who served as governor of North Carolina in the 1870s, to Eliza Dyer, the first black person buried there.