BRCO launches campaign to honor prolific Bethel inventor
The Bethel Rural Community Organization’s Historic Preservation Committee has launched a campaign to fund a historical marker to honor Calvin Filmore Christopher, a prolific inventor from Bethel whose contributions were profound but unknown.
The significance of Christopher’s brilliant inventions lay dormant after his death for almost 80 years, until Carroll Jones with the Bethel Rural Community Organization’s Historic Preservation Committee decided to investigate.
Jones, with five North Carolina Society of Historians award-winning books to his credit, has an aptitude for ferreting out exceptional historical data that deserves acknowledgement.
(The Mountaineer, 4/17/2017)