Walking the historic streets of Dallas, North Carolina, reveals a town unchanged by time. The Gaston County seat for over sixty years, the town has roots that were planted in the days of Native American and early immigrant settlement. Union soldiers camped in the Court Square during the Civil War. The famed Dallas Courthouse rose from the ashes of a devastating fire in 1874. Discover notable natives such as the longest-serving UNC president, Dr. William C. Friday, and get a glimpse into Dallas past, present and future. And with mouth-watering regional recipes pulled straight from Dallas residents, this book is a trip back to the halcyon days of the small-town South. Follow along with Dallas native and author Kitty Heller as she chronicles the history of a truly unique small town.