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It Happened on the Outer Banks

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From a blundered Civil War battle on Hatteras Island to the saving of the Corolla wild horses, It Happened on the Outer Banks gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of North Carolina's sandy barrier islands.
Here you'll discover how the weather affects the area's ever-changing geography, and learn about the harsh elements the Wright brothers endured while conducting their flight experiments in 1903. You'll ponder the still-unsolved ...
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Overview


From a blundered Civil War battle on Hatteras Island to the saving of the Corolla wild horses, It Happened on the Outer Banks gives readers a unique look at intriguing people and episodes from the history of North Carolina's sandy barrier islands.
Here you'll discover how the weather affects the area's ever-changing geography, and learn about the harsh elements the Wright brothers endured while conducting their flight experiments in 1903. You'll ponder the still-unsolved mystery of what happened to the crew of the schooner Carroll A. Deering, found deserted on Diamond Shoals; ride with a young Alexander Hamilton on the treacherous seas around Cape Hatteras; and meet a couple who survived Hurricane Isabel by clinging to a treetop.
In an easy-to-read style that's entertaining and informative, Molly Perkins Harrison recounts some of the most captivating moments in Outer Banks history.
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With this entry, Molly Perkins Harrison, the author of the ever-popular Insiders' Guide to North Carolina's Outer Banks, takes an entertaining stroll down Memory Lane. It Happened on the Outer Banks recaptures 30 little-known episodes that shaped the islands' colorful history. Fascinating seaside yarns.
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A spectacular guide to eastern North Carolina history, Harrison's text surveys 26 events in Outer Banks history. Introducing the chapters is a map that delineates the tenuous stretch of sandy isles stretching from Carova at the Virginia border south to Portsmouth Island. Beginning with the first English settlement, the text takes in Blackbeard, shipwrecks, the Civil War, the Wright brothers' first flight at Kitty Hawk, a ghost ship at Diamond Shoals, discovery of the Monitor, and the rescue of the Hatteras Lighthouse. The writing is upbeat and informative. A six-page index covers such topics as blue marlin, wild horses, military tests, conservation, freedmen, and the Lost Colony. A worthy addition to public, junior high, and high school libraries. KLIATT Codes: JS—Recommended for junior and senior high school students. 2005, Globe Pequot, Twodot, 146p. map. index., Ages 12 to 18.
—Mary Ellen Snodgrass
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762727070
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2005
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author


Molly Perkins Harrison is a North Carolina native who is a freelance writer, editor, and project manager for many national publishers.
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Table of Contents


(1) A Promising First Impression (2) Blackbeard Goes Down (3) Lighting the Graveyard of the Atlantic (4) The Storm That Sliced the Islands (5) The Chicamacomico Races (6) Burnside Takes Roanoke Island (7) Freedom Found (8) A Glow in the Darkness (9) Roughing It at Kitty Hawk (10) The First Music on the Airwaves (11) Mystery on Diamond Shoals (12) Bombs Away (13) The Park That Almost Wasn't (14) Terror in Torpedo Junction (15) The Fish That Started It All (16) The Big Night (17) Creating the Carolina Boat (18) The Death of an Outer Banks Ghost Town (19) Discovering the Monitor (20) How to Save a Sand Dune (21) "The Ship Hit the Span" (22) Wild but Not As Free (23) The Ring (24) Saving the Light (25) Isabel's Fury (26) A Beach Burial (27) Index
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