This week in Mint Hill history

In 1960, the Mint Hill VFW at their Christmas party, named Clarke A. Prather from Wilgrove as man of the year because of his strong commitment to community service organizations.  Boy scouts, civil air patrol, Woodmen of the World, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Philadelphia Presbyterian Church are among the groups he is active with.  In an acceptance statement, he called Mint Hill his second home.

In 1979, Troy Pollard began his third term as mayor.  He commented that MInt Hill is now the second largest town in the county.  He added that a search is taking place for a site to build town hall on.

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Tree lighting draws large crowd

The Mint Hill town hall tree lighting drew a crowd of hundreds Tuesday night. Citizens of all ages and backgrounds enjoyed hot chocolate and cookies as well as music from Mint Hill Middle School. Photos by Tim Long.

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This week in Mint Hill history

In 1973, a re-zoning proposal that would have required new homes in some parts of town to be built on one acre lots was voted down by the Mint Hill Town Board. There was concern that this proposal would keep middle class citizens from buying these properties and that it would stunt future growth.

In 1987, a list of groups, families, and individuals who had donated to the VFW memorial was printed in the local newspaper. This memorial had been dedicated in November.

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This week in Mint Hill History

A meeting to discuss possible routes for the future I-485 was recently held at Northeast Junior High.  It attracted people from Mint Hill, Matthews, and Southeast Charlotte.  Two comments that were heard at the meeting were:

“This route goes right through downtown Mint Hill.”

and

“That’s not county land, it’s mine, and they’ll get it over my dead body.”

Gambles store had an advertisement that included the following: Mom and Pop country ham for $1.49 per lb.; 10 lbs of ground beef – $.79 per lb.;  3 lbs of sweet potatoes – $1.00. With certain purchases, you get extra “Quality Stamps.”

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