North Carolina Trivia

North Carolina Trivia

by John Wood, Lisa Wojna
     
 

North Carolina Trivia is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:

- The famous Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, lived in and are buried near Mount Airy--the town after which Andy Griffith modeled his Mayberry TV town

- George Herman Babe Ruth hit his first professional

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North Carolina Trivia is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters:

- The famous Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, lived in and are buried near Mount Airy--the town after which Andy Griffith modeled his Mayberry TV town

- George Herman Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in a scrimmage match in Fayetteville

- It's illegal to sing off-key in the town of Nags Head

- The world's largest privately owned home, measuring 175,000 square feet, is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville--built by the famous Vanderbilt family

- The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island, but the inhabitants mysteriously vanished

- The state was the nation's biggest producer of gold, long before the California Gold Rush

- People from across the country meet up in Spivey's Corner and holler for all they're worth in the National Hollerin' Contest.

And so much more...

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781926700304
Publisher:
Blue Bike Books
Publication date:
06/04/2010
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
1,101,990
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)

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