KINGS MOUNTAIN HISTORY
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
Images of America – Kings Mountain
This book by Stacy Trevenon features rare photographs and documents assembled from private collections, the San Mateo County Historical Association archives, the Woodside Community Museum, and from Kings Mountain historian Kenneth L. Fisher. The book chronicles Kings Mountain’s past and highlights living history, such as the Art Fair which started in 1963. The book is available at many local bookstores or from Amazon.