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Tune In to Cary’s History Moments

In a series of short videos, Council Member Yerha offers you a look into important events and significant people and places in Cary.

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Back to School

Education is vital to any community and although Cary’s founder Frank Page had little to no formal education himself, his wife, Kate Page was formally educated, proficient in mathematics, and fluent in French. Learn more about her influence and Cary’s first schools.

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Cary’s Celebrations

Let’s Celebrate! In anticipation of the community birthday party at the end of July, Councilmember Yerha covers the history of festivals in Cary, starting with our longest-running festival – Cary’s Gourd Festival.

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Cary Parks and Their Namesakes

While Cary’s first official public park wasn’t established until 1967, Cary is now home to some 30 parks. Council Member Yerha shares the beginnings and interesting stories behind Cary’s favorite parks and recreation spaces.

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Cary Mayors

Out of towners and new Cary residents might be surprised to know that there really is a person named Koka Booth, but even those familiar with the beloved mayor may learn new facts as Council Member Yerha discusses Cary’s most prolific mayors over the past 150 years.

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African American History

Today Kingswood Elementary School is known for its Montessori and STEM magnet programs. Historically, it was established as a school for Black students in 1953. Learn more of Cary’s history and the indelible contributions of the Black community in this presentation from Council Member Yerha.

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Cary Becomes a Town

Did you know Cary is named after an Ohio Congressman and significant temperance movement leader? Find out more as Council Member Yerha presents fun and historical facts about Cary became a Town.

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