PoP's Southern Thangs: The Burned City


The Burned City

“When President [Franklin D.] Roosevelt visited Elizabeth City [North Carolina] on his way to see the Lost Colony, he asked Jerome Flora, then mayor of Elizabeth City, about the old homes.

“I thought,” he said, “that when I came to a town as old as this that I’d see rows of old colonial homes.”

“We had ‘em,” said the Mayor, “but you Yankees burned ‘em all up.”

(A New Geography, Pasquotank County, Bill Sharpe, Sharpe Publishing Company, 1954, pp. 365-367)

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