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  • 1. Did Uncle Ed Drive the Hattie Butner? by Bruton, Betty Lou
     
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    While reading through the memoirs of her father, Betty Lou Bruton discovered recollections about her uncle E. L. Anderson. Anderson, known as “Uncle Ed” was well known in the Winston-Salem area for his abilities with horses. Local citizens during the 1920s and 1930s could usually see Anderson driving a coach through town, or in snow, a sleigh. The author grew up being told that Uncle Ed had driven the famous “Hattie Butner” stagecoach that was the last coach to run between Salem and High Point. Even with intense research, Bruton has been unable to verify that her uncle ever drove the famous buggy. She did find proof, however, that in 1932 her uncle played the role of George Washington's coach driver in a parade commemoration Washington's 1791 visit to Salem. Governor Max Gardner participated in the parade as well, playing the role of North Carolina governor Alexander Martin.
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