Charlotte: A Great Discovery
Great cities, like great discoveries,sometime happen by accident.More than 250 years ago, Scottish and Irishsettlers were ollowing a couple o old CatawbaIndian trading routes. Where the paths crossed,the settlers stopped. And Charlotte began. Today, things no longer happen in Charlotteby accident. Rather, we’re a city o purposeulnewcomers — many o them individuals whocompared Charlotte to their current addressand said, “Let’s pack up the moving van.” Through careul planning and gradualdevelopment, we’ve emerged as one o theSouth’s — and one o the United States’ —premier cities. Today Charlotte is one o the20 most populous cities in the country, abig climb rom 35th place in 1990. There’sa reason so many people rom aroundthe world now consider Charlotte home.Come discover Charlotte or yoursel.
Written by Lore Postman. Designed by Andrea Ware.Photography by PatrickSchneiderPhoto.com.