Charlotte City Guide

2018

Charlotte, NC Official Visitors Guide

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6 Charlotte City Guide 2018 FIRST FIRST THINGS 1768 "Charlotte Town" is incorporated, named for King George III's wife 1780 British General Cornwallis dubs Charlotte a "hornet's nest of rebellion" 1800s Thanks to the proximity to the Southern Railway, the cotton trade and textile industry thrive 1895-1901 Big businesses like Belk, Duke Energy, Wells Fargo and Bank of America set up shop 1946 The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is founded 1974 Charlotte's bustling downtown is officially named Uptown 1861-1865 During the Civil War, the city is an ironworks manufacturing hub for the Confederate Army 1955 With the world's largest unsupported steel dome, the Charlotte (now Bojangles') Coliseum opens 1775 Captain James Jack makes his revolutionary ride to Philadelphia to deliver the "Meck Dec" 1799 Gold is discovered, spurring the nation's first gold rush 1 THEN

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