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In this article, written by Madge Webb Riley, discusses the origin of Shelby. This is includes the choosing of a site and James Love's contribution of land and planning. This is the edited draft of the article and it includes handwritten notes on the text. On the first page is written, "June 24th - 1940 for centennial edition of The Shelby Daily Star Shelby, NC"
Madge Webb Riley, Beginning and Early Days of Shelby, Shelby Star, Shelby, NC, James Love, Fay Webb Gardner
Riley, Madge Webb, "Personal Writings - 1940, June 24 - Beginning of Shelby Edited Draft" (1940). Madge Webb Riley. 4.