The article “Lebanon, North Carolina, and Food!: One Family’ Story of Immigration and Success” follows the George family beginning with Moses George’s immigration to the United States and his move to North Carolina; to Alex and Lee George, his sons who took over and grew the business; and finally to his grandson Boyd George growing the family business into one of the largest in North Carolina, Lowe’s Foods.
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The article also includes inserts about Lebanese food influenced by North Carolina agriculture and a great infographic created by students of NC State University’s College of Design that displays the demographics of the Lebanese community in the state.
Photos courtesy of the George family and Salem family who have contributed greatly to this project and countless others.
Reprinted with permission from Tar Heel Junior Historian 53, no. 2 (Spring 2014): 29–31, copyright North Carolina Museum of History.