Helen G. Huttenhauer had such an appreciation for her hometown and described it so vividly from its infancy to modern day, the Moore County Historical Society is pleased to reprint her book, "Young Southern Pines." In warm detail, she tells of Squire Shaw's belief there was a dramatic future ahead for the "Pine Barrens." She describes the pioneers who inhabited the area and praises the visionaries who contributed to the shaping of the young town's future, and their ultimate success in establishing its uniqueness. It is not a dry portrayal of history, but rather an exciting recounting of the birth and endurance of a new town. She speaks eloquently of the blending of North and South, telling how the sandy soil became home to Northerners who melded their distinct personalities into the Southern ones here.Today, Southern Pines is noted for the blend of down-home atmosphere with the cosmopolitan flavor contributed by newcomers who came from all over, found it good, and called it home.Told with deep feeling and a propensity for detail, the book is nostalgic and compulsively readable. It is a masterpiece of history and humor.Huttenhauer, Helen G. is the author of 'Young Southern Pines', published 2006 under ISBN 9780978776800 and ISBN 0978776801.