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Read about and see the picture of the Rusty Bucket that started it all. Read More...
Pluck, Perseverance and Paint
Apex, North Carolina: Beginnings to 1941
340 pages and has 165 photos, maps, and illustrations
New and revised edition
by Warren Holleman and Toby Holleman Coming Fall 2010
Now available - the long awaited re-publication of Warren and Toby Holleman’s 1973 book “Pluck, Perseverance and Paint”. A history of Apex from its beginning as the "Village of Log Pond" to incorporation in 1873, to 1941 the Depression and pre-WWII.
The "Rusty Bucket Kids" story line features 9 year old John Coleman Peakssen and his sister, 12 year old Roxanna Peakssen, living in the small southern town of Peak City (Apex, NC). Grandpa Peakssen, owner and operator of The Rusty Bucket General Store, tells his grandchildren their destiny is to go back in time as time travelers, meet historical figures during their teenage years and help some of History’s Heroes keep their life on track and fulfill their time in history as adults.
The "Rusty Bucket Kids" is a wonderful new show that combines family friendly entertainment and education (“edutainment”) and provides a show that the entire family can enjoy together.
All of our customers are special to us at The Rusty Bucket. Some stick out in our mind because they provide us with such joy when they come visit. We wanted to share some of these special people with you. All of these folks have been like the sign over our door - “Entered as Strangers and Left as Friends” - we invite you to do the same. Click to read more...
Our Featured Artisan
Alexa Hostetler - Alexa’s Heirlooms
Alexa Hostetler is 15 years old and was born and currently lives in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. She is completing her freshman year of high school at Fuquay Varina High School. She began beading about five years ago, after watching her mom design jewelry for friends and family. Her mom got her involved in beading when she became ill in 2007. Alexa had a real eye and talent for putting colors and shapes together. Beading became a creative outlet for Alexa, an outlet that helped to keep her mind off her illness.
We started out doing shows in the triangle area, and over the past few years, Alexa had developed a following. Customers would follow Alexa to her different shows throughout the area. It has been wonderful. Customers call and ask for earrings, a pendant, or a bracelet for different occasions. Clients began bringing pieces to Alexa that they wanted her to design earrings, bracelets or a pendant for to complete a set. Read more about Alexa...