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Touring the Backroads of North Carolina's Upper Coast

Touring the Backroads of North Carolina's Upper Coast

by Daniel W. Barefoot
     
 

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Depending on your perspective, the unique geography of North Carolina's upper coast is either a blessing or a curse. The pirate Blackbeard loved the area for its countless hideaways. Shippers feared it for the deadly shoals of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Entrepreneurs grew frustrated with its shallow sounds and changeable inlets and established major ports

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Depending on your perspective, the unique geography of North Carolina's upper coast is either a blessing or a curse. The pirate Blackbeard loved the area for its countless hideaways. Shippers feared it for the deadly shoals of the Graveyard of the Atlantic. Entrepreneurs grew frustrated with its shallow sounds and changeable inlets and established major ports elsewhere.

That geography may have been bad business in years past, but it is a boon to modern-day visitors, who enjoy a coastline relatively unspoiled by development.

People know North Carolina's upper coast for the Outer Banks, the Lost Colony, the Wright brothers, the Great Dismal Swamp, and the classic lighthouses at Currituck Beach, Bodie Island, Cape Hatteras, and Ocracoke. They are probably less familiar with such treasures as Edenton, Somerset Place, Oriental, the nation's original Washington, and Corolla, with its herd of wild ponies.

Covering the famous and the obscure alike, the 11 tours in this volume will introduce readers to the history and lore of an unforgettable place.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940016262505
Publisher:
Blair, John F. Publisher
Publication date:
03/01/2013
Series:
Touring the Backroads , #1
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Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
365
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Dan Barefoot was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, on March 18, 1951. He is a 1973 Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also earned his Juris Doctor degree from the University of North Carolina School of law.

Dan Barefoot is the author of four travel guides, Touring the Backroads of North Carolina’s Upper Coast, Touring the Backroads of North Carolina’s Lower Coast, Touring South Carolina’s Revolutionary War Sites, and Touring North Carolina’s Revolutionary War Sites; the biography of esteemed confederate general Robert Hoke entitled General Robert F. Hoke: Lee’s Modest Warrior; and a trilogy of ghost stories representing all of North Carolina’s 100 counties, Seaside Spectres, Piedmont Phantoms, and Haints of the Hills. Barefoot’s most recent books are Haunted Halls of Ivy: Ghosts of Southern Colleges and Universities, Let Us Die Like Brave Men, Hark the Sound of Tar Heel Voices, and Spirits of ’76.

From 1998 until 2002, Barefoot served three terms in the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing the 44th district. He has also served on numerous boards and is active in his church and community. Barefoot currently serves as the city attorney for Lincolnton, North Carolina. He is a frequent speaker to cultural, civic, and church groups throughout the Southeast.

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