Early days in Dare and Hyde Counties in North Carolina are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this new 73-page spiral-bound booklet, comprised of excerpts from several vintage books. These source materials include John Hill Wheeler's 1851 Historical Sketches of North Carolina; North Carolina, A Guide to the Old North State, a product of the WPA, first published in 1939; and A New Geography of North Carolina, a project started in the 1950s. The tri-color front cover is printed on 80# card stock and has been protected with a vinyl sheet. The text is printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper, with the print enlarged to fit the 8.5" x 11" paper and improve readability. Places mentioned in the booklet include: DARE -- Manteo (county seat), Kitty Hawk, Nags Head, Oregon Inlet, Collington, Roanoke Island, Hatteras, Wanchese, Buffalo City, Rodanthe, Skyco, Kill Devil Hills, Mashoes, Fort Raleigh National Historic Site, Wright Brothers National Memorial, and Stumpy Point. HYDE -- Swanquarter or Swan Quarter (county seat), New Holland, Lake Landing, Amity, Middletown, Nebraska, Engelhard, Fairfield, Scranton, Makleyville, Sladesville, Germantown, Portsmouth, Wapoppin, and Ocracoke. Among the many subjects included are: Geological and Physical features, such as Lake Mattamuskeet and Kill Devil Hill; Early settlers and family names; the Lost Colony and its annual drama; Bridges and Roads; Tourism; National Seashore Park; the Wright Brothers First Airplane Flight; the Outer Banks and the "Bankers"; George Onslow, first weatherman for the U.S. Weather Bureau?; the Dailey family; Cape Hatteras Light; Indians; Religion; Theodosia Burr; Old Christmas at Rodanthe; Coast Guard stations; Fine Grapes; Fishing and Hunting; Yaupon Tea; where names came from, the "ink bottle house", Edward Teach ("Blackbeard the Pirate"), the "Banker Ponies," Shipwrecks, the patriarchal ganders, a lake made by fire, lack of nickels on Ocracoker island, the miracle of the Swan Quarter Methodist Church, and other curious bits of history and trivia.
Dare and Hyde Counties, NC
Sources: History of Dare County North Carolina / History of Hyde County North Carolina / Historical Sketches of North Carolina
Authors: John Hill Wheeler, et al
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Original Publisher: The Arkansaw Traveler Publishing Co.
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