Carteret County, North Carolina: History and Folklore

Carteret County, North Carolina: History and Folklore


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Carteret County, North Carolina: History and Folklore by Mary Paul, Grayden Paul

The contagious spirits of Grayden and Mary Paul endure in this reprinting of a beloved Tar Heel classic. For decades, the Pauls educated and entertained locals and tourists alike with their engrossing storytelling and unforgettable songs, which can now be enjoyed as their lasting legacy. From the history of the first inhabitants of the region to tales about whaling, pirates, shipwrecks and rum-running, the lore of Carteret County is both a captivating read and an apt reminder of how important it is to preserve and promote the history of a community for generations to come.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781596294783
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 08/15/2008
Pages: 111
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Grayden Paul was born in Davis, NC and raised in Beaufort. Mary was a native of Bradenton, FL, when the two met while she was visiting her sister in Beaufort. Grayden served as mayor of Beaufort and was the head of Civil Defense for the county during World War II. He was also one of the founders of the Beaufort Historical Association.
Their son, Grayden Jr., is a staff member at the Beaufort Historic Site and enlisted the help of the Beaufort Historical Association to gather the materials for this republication.

Table of Contents

Foreword   Grayden Paul Jr.     7
Preface     9
Historical Facts about Carteret County     11
The First Inhabitants of Carteret County     17
The Last Whale Killed Along These Shores     21
The Loon Hunt     29
The Ship That Never Returned     33
The Wreck of the Crissie Wright     37
The Davis Shore Freeze     43
Otway Burns     47
The Hammock House     51
Faith and Charity     61
Buried Treasure     67
When the Booze Yacht Ran Ashore     71
Mr. Frisby's Cow     75
Unknown Seas (The Story of Nancy Manney)     77
Bus Tour of Old Beaufort     83
Poems by the Pauls     101
Old Folk Songs     107

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