It was a nice evening stroll with Jane and the mutt on July 12 to the Heritage Community sign dedication on West Friendly Avenue. The one-mile walk from our house to the sign on the western edge of the Guilford College/New Garden community had us walking through land once inhabited by the Occoneechee, Saura, and Keowah; farms settled by Pennsylvania and Nantucket Quakers; fields where soldiers fell during the Revolutionary War; areas where “free Blacks” came to live among abolitionist Quakers; the birthplace of anti-slavery activists Levi and Vestal Coffin; the old stage coach route that carried Washington on his tour of Southern battlefields; and the dairy lands of future baseball stars Rick and Wes Ferrell.

And that’s just in a one-mile stretch on the outer limits of the community!

Nice to see the city acknowledging this “hidden gem” on the outskirts of Greensboro.

– Max Carter