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Founded by pirates, developed by American colonists, destroyed by the railroads; that is the history of the host town of old Averasboro lying at the foot of Smiley's Falls on the Cape Fear River in the southern part of Harnett County.
In this second of a series of three articles on old Averasboro, Fowler recounts the ups and downs in the town's struggle for glory with the building of the Averasboro Canal and the discovery of iron a few miles from the town.
Averasboro pinned its hopes of becoming a great and progressive city on the Cape Fear River. In this third of a series of three articles on old Averasboro, Fowler recounts the series of misfortunes that doomed that hope.