Vade Mecum

Vade Mecum, NC has a very special place in my heart. Most folks here in Stokes County know it as either 4-H Camp Sertoma or Vade Mecum. Back in the late 1800’s early 1900’s it was a famous mineral springs resort. There were three in the county, Moores Springs, Piedmont Springs and Vade Mecum Springs. Unfortunately, all seemed to be short lived and plagued by fire.┬áSome say the depression killed the businesses and others say the automobile.
I have collected many postcards from when the camp was an episcopal church camp, known as Camp Cheshire and/or Camp Vade Mecum. It was named after a Bishop Cheshire I am told by Thad Woodard, the Presiden of the NC Banker’s Association and generous patron of the camp today.

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