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Presentation By: Blake Brewer and Jach Watkins. Charlotte. History. Named after Queen Charlotte of England City was built initially on Trade and Tryon 17lb gold nugget found in 1799 at Reed’s Gold Mine. ( Kickler , Troy L .). Cannon Mills. Founded by James William Cannon

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Presentation by blake brewer and jach watkins

Presentation By: Blake Brewer and Jach Watkins

Charlotte


History

History

  • Named after Queen Charlotte of England

  • City was built initially on Trade and Tryon

  • 17lb gold nugget found in 1799 at Reed’s Gold Mine

(Kickler, Troy L.)


Cannon mills

Cannon Mills

  • Founded by James William Cannon

  • Located in Kannapolis

  • 1982 David Murdock bought 98% of the stock for $413 million

  • Purchased by Pillowtex in 1997 for 200 million

  • Closed in 2003

("Cannon Mills.”)


Banking

Banking

  • 1837 U.S. mint opened a branch

    to make gold coins

  • 1927 the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond opened a Charlotte branch

  • Second largest banking industry in U.S.

  • Bank of America is headquartered in downtown

  • Approximately 55,000 people are employed within the banking industry

("Leading Financial Center.”)


Quality of life by neighborhood

Quality of Life by Neighborhood

(Increase in number signifies increase in quality 5 being the highest)

  • (Gleave, Sara.)


Charlotte

CIAA

  • Generated $41.17 million dollars in 2013

  • $29.86 million was direct spending

  • 8th year in Charlotte

  • Largest event in Charlotte behind the DNC (Democratic National Convention)

("CIAA Tournament Lands in Charlotte for 100th Anniversary." )


Influential people

Influential People

  • Hugh McColl (Bank of America)

  • Belk Family (Belk)

  • Harry Nurkin (CMC)

  • John Harris (Lincoln Harris)

  • Jerry Richardson (Panthers)


Charlotte

Harry A. Nurkin

("Harry Nurkin.”)


Agricultural history

Agricultural History

  • VA to NC in search of land for tobacco

  • In 1860 there 69,000 farms with 46,000 had fewer than 100 acres

  • The Civil War bankrupted many of the

Industries in North Carolina and Agriculture was no exception

(Lilly, J. Paul.)


Attractions

Attractions

  • Carowinds

  • Discovery Place

  • Reed Gold Mine

  • Lake Norman

  • NASCAR Hall of Fame

  • Amphitheatres

  • Epicentre

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway

("Charlotte MSA Aerials)


Charlotte

("About Charlotte NC)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAGh6ZuEqAo


Unc charlotte

UNC-Charlotte

  • Founded in 1946 primarily for returning veterans

  • Doctoral/Research Intensive institute

  • 1,000 acre campus

  • 75 buildings

  • 7 colleges

  • 92 Bachelor degrees/59 Master degrees/20 Doctoral degrees


Charlotte hornets

Charlotte Hornets

  • “On Thursday evening, NBA owners unanimously approved the Charlotte franchise’s request to return to being nicknamed the Hornets.The nickname change was made possible after New Orleans changed their nickname from the Hornets to the Pelicans.” (charlotte hornets name)


Charlotte speedway

Charlotte Speedway

  • Charlotte Motor Speedway was designed and built in 1959 by current chairman O. Burton Smith.

  • Smith Tower, a 135,000-square-foot, seven-story facility connected to the speedway's grandstands, was erected and opened in 1988


Charlotte

("Speedway History.”)


Renovations

Renovations

  • In 1984, under the direction of Smith, Charlotte Motor Speedway became the only sports facility in America to offer year-round living accommodations when it built 40 condominiums high above turn one.

  • in 1994. the speedway added a new $1 million, 20,000-square-foot Sprint Cup garage area


Carolina panthers

Carolina Panthers

  • The "dream" began on July 16, 1987 when Richardson met in Charlotte with a group of interested parties to discuss the feasibility of entering the multi-city competition for two NFL expansion franchises.

  • On December 15, Richardson officially announced an NFL franchise bid for the Carolinas.


Carolina panthers1

Carolina Panthers

  • One of the first orders of business was to choose a stadium site. Locations in North and South Carolina were considered.

  • On December 15, 1989, Richardson Sports selected a site in uptown Charlotte as the future home of a privately financed NFL stadium that would seat more than 70,000 fans.


Talk with jerry richardson

Talk with Jerry richardson

The People: Mr Richardson where is the location of Panther Stadium going to be?

Richardson: Well I have a few locations in two different states.

The People: Which two states sir?

Richardson: Obviously North Carolina, but also South Carolina.

The People: Which cities?

Richardson: Charlotte and Charleston. But I've decided to tell the media and you all where till be located at.

The People: Yes sir! Yes sir! Please let us know!

Richardson: Well, the stadium will be in Uptown Charlotte!!


Charlotte

("History.”)

(Panthers becoming the 29th NFL team)


Works cited

Works Cited

  • "2013 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament Generates $47.17 Million in Economic Impact." Theciaa. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "About Charlotte NC, Things to Do in Charlotte North Carolina, Charlotte Neighborhoods." YouTube. YouTube, 12 Oct. 2009. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Belk MediaRoom - Recent News." Belk MediaRoom - Recent News. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Cannon Mills." NCpedia Home Page. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Charles A. Cannon." NC Business Hall of Fame. N.p., 2003. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Charlotte History." Charlottesgotalot. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Charlotte MSA Aerials | Patrick Schneider | Charlotte NC Photography." Photoshelter. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "CIAA Tournament Lands in Charlotte for 100th Anniversary." CLT Blog. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • Cooper, Andrea. "Charlotte, N.C.'s Identity Crisis." NPR. NPR, 24 Feb. 2009. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • Fitzpatrick, Dan. "As Steel Shaped Pittsburgh, Banking Defines Charlotte." Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. N.p., 27 June 2006. Web. 31 July 2013.


Charlotte

  • "Former Carolinas HealthCare CEO, Harry Nurkin, Dies of Cancer." WCNC.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • Gleave, Sara. "Charlotte Neighborhoods and the Great Recession | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute." Charlotte Neighborhoods and the Great Recession | UNC Charlotte Urban Institute. N.p., 31 Nov. 12. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • Hanchett, Thomas. "THE GROWTH OF CHARLOTTE: A HISTORY." Cmhpf. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Harry Nurkin." Memorial Solutions. N.p., 2011. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "History." Carolina Panthers, n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Hugh McColl Jr." NC Business Hall of Fame -- Hugh McColl Jr.N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • Kickler, Troy L. "Antebellum Gold Mining (1820-1860)." North Carolina History Project. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Leading Financial Center." Charlotte Chamber. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • Lilly, J. Paul. "Agricultural History of North CarolinaNorth Carolina Agricultural HistoryAuthor: J. Paul LillyAssociateProfessor Emeritus Department of Soil Science North Carolina State University." North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • Murphy, Bill. "N.C. Ranks 20th on Recession Recovery Scorecard | Charlotte Raleigh Citybizlist." Citybizlist. N.p., 6 Jan. 2013. Web. 24 July 2013.

  • "Speedway History." Speedway History. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "Top 20 Cities." U.S. Census. N.p., 2010. Web. 31 July 2013.

  • "University History." Public Relations. N.p., 2012. Web. 31 July 2013.


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