Remarkable Women of the Outer Banks

Remarkable Women of the Outer Banks

by Arcadia Publishing
Remarkable Women of the Outer Banks

Remarkable Women of the Outer Banks

by Arcadia Publishing


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The Outer Banks of North Carolina attract those with a conviction to dream and do. Explorers, pirates, lifesavers and the world's first pilots decorate the halls of local history.

Some of the Outer Banks' greatest accomplishments are due to daring women who pushed the odds. Eleanor Dare created a new life amidst a doomed colonial expedition, Chrissy Bowser found her freedom as the Civil War rocked Roanoke Island, and Irene Tate watched the Wright brothers assemble their glider in her front yard then went on to become a record-setting pilot herself. The women in this book fought for their homes. They stepped outside the traditional roles of their day and age, seeking to preserve its history and heritage. They saved sand dunes and moved lighthouses.

Local author Hannah West tells the stories of these remarkable women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467146029
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 04/25/2022
Series: American Heritage
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 695,981
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Hannah Bunn West has a degree in creative nonfiction from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington as well as a teaching certificate from UNCW's Watson School of Education. She has taught at the elementary and high school levels and is a mother of two. Born and raised on the Outer Banks of North Carolina, she is a freelance writer passionate about sharing the area's beauty and rich history with others. She writes about the stories, successes and human experiences of the people who inhabit these enchanting barrier islands with the hope to advocate and inspire. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 9

Introduction 11

1 A New Life: Eleanor Dare, 1580s 15

2 Finding Freedom: Chrissy Bowser, Late 1800s 33

3 Welcoming the Wright Brothers: Irene Tate, Early 1900s 47

4 Collecting History: Nellie Myrtle Pridgen, 1940s 61

5 Saving Our Sand Dunes: Carolista Baum, 1970s 75

6 Moving a Lighthouse: Cheryl Shelton-Roberts, 1990s 88

7 Remembering the Freedmen's Colony: Virginia Tillett, 2000s 108

Notes 127

Index 137

About the Author 141

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