The charming town of Waxhaw, just south of Charlotte, is full of surprises. Historically, its claim to fame is being the birthplace of President Andrew Jackson and the home of the Waxhaw Indians—a somewhat odd mix of history, considering Jackson is widely known for the tragic Trail of Tears. And while there is a museum in the town that is focused on the region’s history, Waxhaw’s most unexpected museum may be its Museum of the Alphabet.
Since 1959 there’s been an unusual find in the middle of Freedom Park. Nestled among the park’s picturesque lake and trails, between its sports fields and creek, is an old locomotive that traveled many miles before ending up in its now permanent parking place. The Gaineseville-Midland 301 was made in Philadelphia in 1920 and shipped to Florida where it pulled cars between small towns on the state’s coast for more than three decades.
These days, skyscrapers and modern architecture take up most of Charlotte’s center city. Its historic homes and buildings have been long since demolished, in large part as a result of the government’s Urban Renewal program in the 1950s and 60s, which was designed to remove unsightly low-income housing. Unfortunately, in addition to pushing out the vibrant culture of the city’s lower income communities, the program also cleared out many of the area’s more impressive homes.
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