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Antebellum Silver Stolen from Historic NC Plantation

Posted in STOLEN!  by Steven on October 4th, 2011

Authorities report that thieves have broken into historic Cooleemee Plantation in Mocksville, NC,  stealing antebellum silver sets, antique jewelry from several generations of the Hairston family (owners of the plantation) and other valuables. Antique dealers are asked to be on the lookout for these items, many bearing the monogram of “LPH” or “D” in calligraphic script.

Legend has it that the slaves spirited away the family silver and buried it as Union forces marched into the area, and returned it to the family once the danger was past.

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