I stopped and had lunch here after my visit to the North Carolina Transportation Museum here in Spencer NC. Great place to come and have your lunch. A very wide choice from the menu, reasonable, clean, friendly, and good food PLUS Nehi Grape drink. Can't can't ask for much more than that. So, if you get over this way be sure to stop in at the Lunch Box.
I remember the old Sinclair gas stations back when I was a boy. I remember my dad did all the electrical work for Sinclair's dock, on the Grand River, and storage tanks back up in Ferrysburg MI. This old station I ran across was in Gold Hill NC. Maybe they are gone but not forgotten.
I was actually going out to take a picture of the sky this night, but something else got my attention out of the corner of my eye. Whew, thank goodness I stopped and focused on what was hanging between the patio canopy and the table umbrella. If I had walked into that I would have gone ballistic.
The final resting place of some of the Cannon family that had started the Cannon Mill in Kannapolis NC. Do you remember the Cannon Towels? Click HERE for a little bit of the history of the Cannon Mill.
I have made several posting along with pictures before about this place. I have also heard from a couple of gentlemen who spent time there years ago, and they gave a very brief description of what it was like there during those years. And just from what I heard, I guess I would really have to question the part in the plaque about "THE GIVING OF A CHANCE TO THE BOYS OF THE STATE WHO NEED IT'S CARE AND DIRECTION". What kind of care did they really get? Was it what they deserved? And how did you give them the direction? I thank those who did post a comment on here in regards to this place and telling me what it really was like and hopefully others read your postings.
The bridge that goes over Old Charlotte Road from the old training school to a church, which may have been the only sanctuary they ever had there.