The Ruritans seem to have their prints on just about anything that happens in Silk Hope. But nothing they do is bigger than their Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day. And nothing is bigger on Old Fashioned Farmers’ Day than the steam that comes from the engines that power just about everything.
For 10 years, Roger Dinger looked past old barns as he surveyed land for development and tried not to think about the buildings turning to dust. Today, he salvages their wood and hardware and turns them into works of art in his Siler City workshop.
They’re not fancy or complicated, but for 64 years the cheeseburgers at Johnson’s Drive-In have attracted a following of diners devoted to the mouthwatering creations coming off of Claxton Johnson’s griddle.