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Historical Society of Forsyth County February 2017 Presentation:
 
 A summary history of the Friendship/Cuba Community using
 old Roper and Redd Family pictures to help tell the story.

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Above and Below: Friendship Baptist Church Singing, circa 1898. Bottom far right: George and Molly Roper.

 

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Above and Below: Friendship Singing. Above left center: Arta Collett Roper

Below: A.E. (Ed) Bramblett and George Bramblett

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Below: Second Row far left Dr. James A. Otwell, Sr., Second Row Third from Right Arta Collett (Roper), circa 1900. 

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Above: Mahulda Redd Family, circa 1915

Below: Mahulda Redd House on Roper Road, constructed circa 1848.

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Above: Arboth Bramblett Family at the George Roper home, 1927

 Below: George Bramblett Family at the George Roper home, 1927

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Above: Ed Bramblett Family, Bobby Tallant, Fletta Bramblett, Almon Hill, Maude and John Stewart 

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Above: George Roper Family, 1927

Below: Royston Smity Family at George Roper home, 1927 

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Above: Mahulda Redd's 100th Birthday Celebration with 22 of her grandchildern, September 1929.

Below: Mahulda Redd's 100th Birthday party with 300 of her closest relatives and friends at the George Roper home on Roper Road, September 1929. 

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Above: Closer view of some attendees: Charles E. Roper at age 9, Almon Hill, Arboth Bramblett, and many others.

Below: Mahulda Redd, Della Martin, Marha Wallace, Paul Martin and Paul's small daughter, making five generations. 

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Above: Ben Roper House, courtesy of George Emory Pirkle

Below: Ben Roper Store, courtesy of George Emory Pirkle

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Above: George and Arta Roper on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Below: Charles F. and Rebecca Roper, parents of George. 

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Above and Below: Charles E. Roper, starting early on his life with chickens and cows. 

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Above: Friendship Road Crew, neighborhood volunteers building and reparing local roads, includes George and Raymond Roper, Hillard Rollins, Ed Bramblett

Below: Friendship Baptist Church images from the past 175 years. 

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Above: Friendship School, circa 1900. Arta Collett (Roper) top left. 

Below: Several pictures of different Friendship school classes dating from 1915 to 1935. 

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Above: Friendship School, circa 1915. 

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Above: The Hillard and Sallie Rollins House before it fell, courtesy of George Emory Pirkle 

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Below: William Nelson McConnell 

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Below: Mark and Estelle Rollins Green

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Above: The George Roper house, constructed in 1898, as it appeared in 1975.

Below: The George Roper house after two restorations, the first in 1976 and the second in 2011. 

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Below: Some very kind words from my friend George Emory Pirkle. 

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