Amazing North Carolina: Fascinating Facts, Entertaining Tales, Bizarre Happenings and Historical Oddities About the Tarheel State

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From the Wright brothers' first flight to ghost sightings and local lore, the fascinating and peculiar histories of North Carolina are the focus of this comprehensive travel companion and almanac. Both fun and educational, little known facts and legends fill the pages for the enjoyment of resident North Carolinians along with visitors and history fans alike. From breathtaking mountains to crystalline shores, this surprising guide captures the mystery, beauty, and charm of this magnificent ...

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Overview

From the Wright brothers' first flight to ghost sightings and local lore, the fascinating and peculiar histories of North Carolina are the focus of this comprehensive travel companion and almanac. Both fun and educational, little known facts and legends fill the pages for the enjoyment of resident North Carolinians along with visitors and history fans alike. From breathtaking mountains to crystalline shores, this surprising guide captures the mystery, beauty, and charm of this magnificent state.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780977808670
  • Publisher: Jefferson Press, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/15/2008
  • Series: Amazing America
  • Pages: 246
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Theresa Jensen Lacey is the author of six books, including Amazing Tennessee, and has contributed more than 700 articles to newspapers and magazines. She lives in Fairhope, Alabama.

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Table of Contents

Truly Bizarre Events and Notorious Criminals     1
Politics     19
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles     33
Before the War     45
Famous North Carolinians     59
From the Hills of North Carolina     73
Religion and Unique Communities     83
Sports     99
The Civil War in North Carolina     115
Wheelers and Dealers     137
Film, Music, and Drama     157
Flora, Fauna, and Natural Phenomena     175
Lighthouse and Coastal Tales     191
Speech, Food, and Fascinating Cultural Tidbits     203
Unusual Grave and Burial Stories     217
Virtual North Carolina     233
Index     237

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