This week in history we look back 10, 25 and 50 years to see what was going on in the eastern Wake County area.
In 2004, the Helping Hand Mission had a good problem on its hands. In 1989, east Wake officials were looking at ways to safeguard the past as they moved into the future. And in 1964, we were looking back even farther in history, at the dual role of dolls in our culture.
While getting any negative visit from the Wake County Fire Marshal isn’t typically a good thing, in December of 2004, it was a good problem to have for the Helping Hand Mission in Wendell.
Growing towns quickly become an interesting amalgamation of old and new, as fresh buildings are erected beside old artifacts. In 1989, east Wake officials were looking into how to preserve the old while making way for the new.
We humans are a complicated people. Just about every tradition we have has some deeper meaning most people aren’t aware of. In 1964, we were examining dolls and their historical purpose.