San Francisco, seen from north Skyline Blvd - Courtesy of Lieven Leroy
Kings Mountain History
Kings Mountain has a rich history. In the 1980s and '90s, Kings Mountain resident Ken Fisher published many articles about our local history in the ECHO, the local newsletter. We are republishing them - courtesy of Ken Fisher and the Kings Mountain ECHO. If you have ever asked yourself: Where the mountain got its name from, or who was George Harkins or Purdy Pharis, Ken sheds light on many of these historical facts.
Historical Articles by Ken Fisher
- The Sadness of Death on the Mountain
- The Bars in the 40s
- The Changing Landscape
- The Crash of '53
- Miscellaneous History Trivia
- The Kings Were Squatters
- Railroads? On King’s Mountain?
- Purdy Pharis - Shingle King
- Kings’ Mountain via Wagon
- The Redwood City and San Gregorio Turnpike
- Memories of a 19th Century Mountain Girl
- The Jesse James Games? On Kings Mountain?
- It was dairy nice on Kings Mountain
- Mountain Life as it really was - through the eyes of one family
- Through the Eyes of Magadelena van Winkle
- Have an “Uncle Nathan” Christmas
- They Called it the "Sky-Line"
- Our Ghosttowns - from Grabtown to Summit Springs
- Steel Donkey Chases Oxen from Mountain
- Murder on the Ranch and other Trivia
- One Room Mountain School Houses
- The Broomfields--Our First Fair Weather Friends
- The Broomfields Go Fishing
- This Month's (August 1990) Historical Trivia
- The Summer Cabin Era
- 122 Years of the Kings of Kings Mountain