Winston-Salem was shaped from "the Salem conscience and the Winston purse."
So go the words of the locals, the city of Salem was initiated as a symbol of diligence, but with time has evolved into the greatest industrial center east of Mississippi – Winston-Salem.
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Bishop August Gottlieb Spangenberg was given a task to find a place for a new settlement by the Moravian Church in 1753. It took him more than three months to tour the Muddy Creek until he would choose the area of the future Salem City.
If a bishop initiated Salem, tobacco king RJ Reynolds built Winston-Salem 120 years after the Moravians. Since then Winston-Salem has evolved into the hotbed of tobacco processing, but with the close of millennium the city shifted its interest from tobacco-orientated to new companies to cultivate new business leadership in the area.
For its tobacco business Winston-Salem is known as the "Camel City". The nickname earned for the advertising icon of the camel on the front side of the cigarette box. Thriving on the fortunes of tobacco business, Winston-Salem has a double historic heritage. In fact, it is also named as the "Twin City" for its diverse cultural opportunities left in the area before Winston and Salem had come together.
If you are culture buff, there is no better place to profit from cultural density. You should take time to indulge in culture in the Old Salem district and Historic Bethabara site as the oldest historic areas in the city. Away from history, you can take stroll around the Wake Forest University, Winston Salem State University with the NC School of the Arts located nearby. The only way from there is to downtown that boasts of a large number of upscale restaurants and art galleries.
Other attractions include;
- Diggs Museum exhibits the largest displays on arts of Africa and African Diasporas
- Old Salem Museums and Gardens, America’s most comprehensive history attraction
- Reynolda House Museum of American Art, a home to tobacco baron R.J. Reynolds
- The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art features the best regional and national contemporary artists
- Wake Forest University Museum of Anthropology, the only museum in the state dedicated to the history of global culture
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