Wake Forest 27587 Magazine

Spring 2019

The quarterly 27587 MAGAZINE is a must-read, in-you-hands publication that strives to give a deeper identity to rapidly growing Wake Forest, N.C. It highlights in-depth stories, targeting higher-income households.

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54 Spring 2019 | Wake Forest 27587 Magazine By Philip M. Read I t was a brief moment, actually, but Horace Greeley, the famed New York journalist who heralded westward expansion by beckoning the adventurous to "Go West, Young Man," stopped here long enough to marry a school teacher in what was once one of the most well-to-do towns in North Carolina. e whirlwind July 5, 1836, encounter with Greeley — who would challenge Ulysses S. Grant in the presidential election in 1872 only to lose, and badly — was a hot topic in press reports for decades to come, with some suggesting little sorrow at the departure given the bride's (and groom's) abolitionist views. BOB KARP Robert Davie in the conference room of a storefront town hall amid the $2.1 million renovation of the historic town hall a couple blocks away. "I think the momentum took on a life of its own," he said of the town's upswing On the previous two pages, a North Carolina historical sign marks the spot where Horace Greeley, above left, later editor of the New York Tribune and 1872 presidential candidate, exchanged wedding vows with a local schoolteacher named Mary Youngs Cheney, above right.

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