Down Along the Haw

The History of a North Carolina River


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About the Book

North Carolina’s Haw River has a rich geographic, ecological and cultural history, tracked here from its source to its confluence with the Atlantic Ocean. From grinding mills to algae science, this popular history features interviews with mill owners and workers, archaeologists, environmentalists, farmers, water treatment managers and many others whose lives have been connected to this river. Additionally, it explores life on the river’s banks and humans’ place in its rich ecology.

About the Author(s)

Anne Melyn Cassebaum is associate professor emerita at Elon University where she taught writing, environmental and American literature for 25 years. She serves on the board of the Haw River Assembly and lives in Alamance County, North Carolina.

Bibliographic Details

Anne Melyn Cassebaum

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 240
Bibliographic Info: 59 photos, maps, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011
pISBN: 978-0-7864-5948-3
eISBN: 978-0-7864-8498-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments      1
Introduction      3

1. From Seep to Swamp—Forsyth, Guilford Counties      5
2. Streaming, Swamping Haw—Guilford, Rockingham Counties      12
3. Cotton Mill River—Alamance County      43
4. Water Power and Whitewater—Chatham County      136
5. Jordan Lake—Chatham County      174
6. Coastal River to the Sea—Chatham, Lee, Harnett, Cumberland,
Bladen, Columbus, Pender, Brunswick and New Hanover Counties      192

Appendix: Citizen Organizations Working for the Health of the Haw      205
Chapter Notes      207
Bibliography      223
Index      225