Stories From Williamston's Past Vol. 2 by Mitch Luzke
A follow up to his first Williamston history book in 2014, these are another batch of tales from years gone past. Among the stories included are the multiple tragedies of the Branch family; the cigar manufacturing era, with one brand, “Old Joe,” being named after an employee who fled a southern plantation; the creation of the Williamston All Girls Band; the history of our two long forgotten brick plants-one was the town’s major employer and what came of the land once they closed; the origins of the WHS Hornets nickname, logo, school colors and fight song; biographies of a rural physician who became a famous American bird watcher; one about our international egg dealer; another about a woman who played a key role in Warren Harding’s 1920 Presidential victory, and a brief glance into the life of iconic MSU benefactor, Forest Akers.
You can find the first volume of Stories of Williamston's Past here: