10/29/08 196 W - + 18 - 17 Wake History Comes to Life in New Volume

Learn about the unique history of Wake County in Wake: Capital County of North Carolina, Vol. II: Reconstruction to 1920 during a book-signing celebration with authors K. Todd Johnson and Elizabeth Reid Murray on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, at 7 p.m., at the Olivia Raney Local History Library, 4016 Carya Drive, Raleigh. The newly released book is a companion volume to the first book which covers Wake County’s history to 1871. Read entire press release.

The preeminent historian in Raleigh and Wake County, Ms. Murray has researched and recorded the history of the Raleigh Fire Department. In 1970 as Elizabeth Davis Reid, she wrote a five-page history for a city fire protection report. In 1984, she collaborated with Captain B. T. Fowler on the history section of the first yearbook. That text was reprinted in the 2002 yearbook. The text also served as seed content for my web histories over the years. Ms. Murray's collection of notes and materials were donated to Olivia Raney Local History Library in recent years. They are as important for researchers as her first volume of Wake County history, which was published in 1983.

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