Images of America: East and West Southern Pines
By Sara Lindau and Pamela M. Blue
This original work illustrates the history of Southern Pines, focusing on the merging of the East and West sides. West Southern Pines, whose population was comprised entirely of African Americans, became one of the first chartered towns, governed by, and for a minority, in 1923. In 1931, the dominantly white East side, annexed the West. Over 180 images take the reader back in time and witness the everyday lives of both the white and black residents, who made a living catering to the privileged vacationers and celebrities. 128 pages.