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It Happened on the Outer Banks
     

It Happened on the Outer Banks

by Molly Perkins Harrison
 

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

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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 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.

Editorial Reviews

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780762727070
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/01/2005
Series:
It Happened In Series
Edition description:
First edition
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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