Silver Lake was a popular recreation spot in the early 20th century. A 1923 gathering of tobacconists at Silver Lake was noted by one writer as the Silver Lake Convention Celebration. Charles Fleming, often referred to as the grandfather of the Wilson Tobacco Market, owned farmland that bordered the lake's northern edge. The lake provided boating, swimming and fishing and included bathhouses, a picnic aea, a general store and a spectator pavilion. The Wilson Times is publishing historical photos of Wilson County life and landmarks in this space each day. To share your snapshots, email the picture and caption to Lori Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Remember When or bring it to the Times office at 126 Nash St. W during regular business hours.
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