The afternoon streets are nearly empty of people. The first stop is Mount Pleasant, a crossroads town in North Carolina. The day is warm and sunny. Winter has come to an end on the day our clocks spring forward.
A few miles further down the road is the old brick village of Albemarle. There are tall grain elevators near the tracks on the town's edge.
A town big enough to have a courthouse is big enough to afford a memorial to the Confederate soldiers of the Civil War. This memorial honors those who showed up and fought from Stanly County, North Carolina.
© Tom Taylor