Souvenir Program Booklet from the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration

A souvenir program including the program of events for the 150th anniversary sesqui-centennial celebration on October 7, 1930. Includes the following:

  • Advertisements for a number of area businesses
  • Schedule of events, including President Herbert Hoover’s address
  • Dedication of Ferguson Marker, with Mr. Ronald Campbell representing the British Government
  • Descendants of Heroes, including addresses by the Hon. James B. Nevin (Editor of the Georgian-American in Atlanta, GA) and Mrs. Avis Collier Brown (from Atlanta, GA)
  • A religious service at the battleground, presided over by Dr. I. S. McElroy, pastor of Kings Mountain Presbyterian Church
  • A sketch of the batteglound by D.R.S. Frazier, Civil Engineer in Shelby, NC
  • National Flag Drill
  • Historical Pageant directed by Miss Laura Plonk, sponsored by the Daughters of the American Revolution
  • A list of the celebration committees and their members
  • A history of the battle, written by William Milton Hood from Charlotte, NC
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Souvenir Program from 1930
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Souvenir Program from the Sesqui-Centennial Celebration

A souvenir program with some introductory remarks and a list of events:

  • 8:00 AM: Airplane stunt flying at Aviation Field
  • 9:00 AM: Two military band concerts
    • One on Railroad Ave. beside Mountainview Hotel
    • One on Piedmont Ave. at the City Hall lot
  • 10:00 AM: Football game at Speedway Park: Erskine College vs. Lenoir-Rhyne College
  • 12:00 PM: Parade forms on East King St.
  • 1:00 PM: President Herbert Hoover arrives, welcomed by a 21-gun salute
  • 1:10 PM: President Hoover reviews the military parade from the Presidential Stand on West Mountain St.
  • 2:00 PM: President Hoover and his party leave for the battleground
    • Presidential Address
    • Unveiling of Monument to Col. Ferguson
    • Other events
  • 3:30 PM: Football game at Speedway Park: Erskine freshmen vs. Lenoir-Rhyne freshmen
  • 4:00 PM: Two military band concerts
  • 4:30 PM: Historical pageant at Central High School Auditorium
  • 5:00 PM: Return of President Hoover from the battleground and departure of his train
  • 8:00 PM: Historical pageant at Central High School Auditorium
  • 9:00 PM–1:00 AM: Street dance on Piedmont Ave. in front of City Hall; music by “Del Padgett’s Troubles”
  • 10:00 PM: Fireworks at Aviation Field
Souvenir Program from 1930 Celebration
Full PDF available