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Canton Rewind, 70s style!

Canton Rewind launched six months ago as part student project, part community history and part just plain fun. Want to get involved? E-mail me (at, share your memories, follow on Facebook and tell a friend. So, to rewind on

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What movies do you remember seeing at the Canton Theatre?

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On a recent Facebook post, Canton Rewind asked what movies the community remembers seeing at the Canton Theatre on Main Street. What memories! 80+ responses and counting! Some of the most popular were “Smokey and the Bandit,” “The Exorcist” and

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Video: First day of school in 1940 at Holly Springs

Holly Springs Elementary 1940

Although Canton Rewind is focused on Canton, this video of the first day of school in Holly Springs from 1940 is a treasure for anyone interested in local history. Joe Ragsdale and “Butch” Ragsdale of Canton shared this video —

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A snapshot in time with … insurance maps?

sanborn map

Insurance companies are usually not the first source people think of when researching history. But because the companies usually carry detailed information about structures and sometimes maps, they can be a full of fruitful finds. For Canton, a detailed map

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When planes crashed around Canton

Canton Rewind, 70s style!

As the world waits today for answers to the mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, take a look back at some times when Canton has had unfortunate experiences with plane crashes over the last few decades: October 15, 1971 The

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Hoagie Shop on a roll

The “Hoagie Shop” aka R&M Sandwich Shop has had a busy few months: remodeling the building, celebrating its 42th birthday and recently getting the Cherokee County 2014 Historical Society Preservation Award. Check out some highlights in this round-up from Facebook.

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