East Carolina University, the Pitt County hospital and tobacco.
Those three elements transformed Greenville from a small agrarian town at the beginning of the 20th century to a “somewhat modern” Southern city today, according to an ECU history faculty member whose book on the subject will be available on June 3.
Associate Professor Chris Oakley, along with co-authors Matthew Reynolds and Dale Sauter of ECU’s Joyner Library, created “Images in America: Greenville in the 20th Century” as a pictorial history book.
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