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Primary Sources


Booker, Kyle. “Headstone Cleaning”. April 29, 2021. Updated October 4, 2021. 


Cooper, Peter P. “Charlotte Outer Loop” Department of Anthropology and Archeology, Catawba

College. March 1, 1979.

Field Ops Report May 2023. Pineville, NC. North Carolina State Historic Sites, Department of 

Natural and Cultural Resources. 

Fitts, Mary Beth. Management Summary for a Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) Survey of the 

Cemetery at President James K. Polk State Historic Site, Mecklenburg County, North 

Carolina, North Carolina Office of State Archaeology, April 7, 2022.

Harpe, Jason. Richard Grubb and Associates, Inc. “Polk Cemetery Interview.” Pineville, NC,

July 17, 2023.


Reichs, Kathleen J. Report on the Relocation of the James K. Polk Historica Cemetery, 

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. Department of Sociology and Anthropology. 

University of North Carolina - Charlotte. December 9, 1988.


Padgett, Tom. Bob Pearson, P.E. State of North Carolina Department of Transportation, Division 

of Highways, Raleigh, NC. March 3, 1988. 




Robinson Spangler Carolina Room, Charlotte, NC


Office of State Archaeology, Raleigh, NC


Journals and Newspapers


Bryant, Red Buck. “Reminiscences” The Charlotte Observer. July 17, 1949.


Edward W. Clark. “The Bigham Carvers of the Carolina Piedmont: Stone Images of an Emerging

 Sense of American Identity. “Cemeteries Gravemarkers, 31. Utah State University 

Press, 1992.


Sellers, Charles Grier. “Colonel Ezekiel Polk, Pioneer and Patriarch,”  The William and Mary

Quarterly, 10 no 1 (Winter, 1953). 80-98.

Special Consultants


Booker, Kyle, Assistant Site Manager, 2023


Davis, Ed. Historic Interpreter, 2023.


Glover, Michele. Historic Interpreter, 2023. 


Hall, Jeff, Historic Interpreter, 2023.


Killough, Rochelle, Historic Interpreter, 2023.


Thornberry, Mark, Videographer and Photographer, 2023.


Smith, Emily Kiwi, Historic Interpreter, 2023.


Warren, Scott, Site Manager, 2023.


Woods, Trevor, Digital Media Consultant, 2023.


Zytka, Simon, Videographer Consultant, 2023.




Borneman, Walter R. Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America. New

York: Random House Trade, 2008.


Din, Herminia, and Phyllis Hecht. The Digital Museum: A Think Guide. Washington, DC:

American Association of Museums, 2007.


Little, Ruth. Sticks and Stones, Three Centuries of North Carolina Grave Markers. Chapel Hill: 

The University of North Carolina Press, 1998. 


Patterson, Daniel W. The True Image: Gravestone Art and the Culture of Scotch Irish 

Settlers in the Pennsylvania and Carolina Backcountry. Chapel Hill: The University 

Of North Carolina Press, 2012.


Serrell, Beverly. Exhibit Labels: an Interpretive Approach. Second edition. Lanham: Rowman &

Littlefield, 2015.


Wilkie, Christine Dorothy. Early Gravestone Cutters and Acculturation in the Carolina

Backcountry: The Bigham and Caveny-Crawford Stonecutter Workshops. Charlotte: 

UNC Charlotte, 2014.


York, John. “Pioneer Settlers Buried in Bruck” The Charlotte Observer. June 29, 1954. 86, 15. 

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