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Book Talk- "Charles Towne on the Cape Fear" by Jack Fryar
Thursday, January 09, 2020, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM EST
Category: Events

Join author and historian Jack E. Fryar, Jr. as he tells the story of the first Charles Towne in Carolina, along the banks of the Cape Fear River from 1664-1667.

South Carolina may have the famous one, but the Cape Fear had the first! Jack will be signing copies of his new book, "Charles Towne on the Cape Fear: The Rise and Fall of the First Barbadian Settlement in Carolina" after the presentation.

Admission is free; $5 donation suggested.

About the Book:
While South Carolina has the famous Charles Town in the Carolinas, the first was on the Cape Fear River. Between 1664-1667, as many as 800 Barbadians and New England Puritans settled along the muddy banks of what was then known as the Charles River, in the first attempt to plant an English colony below the Albemarle. A combination of factors - both local and global - doomed the settlement, but the colony at Cape Fear provided a value laboratory for future settlement attempts in Carolina.
About the Author:
Jack E. Fryar, Jr. is the author of Charles Towne on the Cape Fear: The Rise and Fall of the First Barbadian Settlement in Carolina. He has written or edited twenty-two books of North Carolina and Cape Fear history. Jack holds Masters Degrees in History and Teaching, and currently teaches history at E.A. Laney High School in Wilmington, N.C.