Main Street McDonald
When looking at this wonderful postcard of main street McDonald you feel as though you have stepped into the old west. The town grew up on the lands of Richard Townsend.
A special 1910 supplement to The News and Observer gives a wonderful account of the founding of McDonald. The town dates back to 1905 and the establishment of a railroad station, at that time the Mr. Spurgeon McLean owned the only store in the area. In the first five years, the area grew to include five other stores as well as a public school under the leadership of Miss Lena Hatcher. The year 1910 brought the first brick building to town with the construction of the Iona Supply Company whose motto was we carry everything from the cradle to the grave.
Mr. A.L. Hall and Mr. F.S.Greyard, successful business in McDoanld with McLean provided the driving spirit in the early years of the town. The town also boasted a cotton gin and blacksmithshop. Early residences in the town were those of Spurgeopn McLean, A.L. Hall, D.H. Britt, J.L. Townsend, C.T. Davis and F.M. Davis.
The town was officially incorporated in 1911 and in 1920 had a population of 120. This postcard was sent from Elrod on 29 December 1914.
This postcard iscourtesy of the late Mutt McCoy and is featured in my book - Robeson County in Vintage Postcards and is courtesy of Mutt McCoy.