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Sign posted at Duke University-North Carolina football game. Durham, North Carolina, 1939

North-Carolina


Sequoyah invented a system for writing the Cherokee language
The Cherokee Indians, a branch of the Iroquois nation, can trace their history in this region back more than a thousand years. Originally their society was based on hunting, trading, and agriculture. By the time European explorers and traders arrived, Cherokee lands covered a large part of what is now the southeastern United States.

Sir Walter Raleigh
The first European settlement in North Carolina is the famous Lost Colony of Roanoke Island that vanished sometime after 1587. North Carolina is the northern portion of the original 1629 land grant made by England's King Charles I, which was named in his honor (Carolus is Latin for Charles). North Carolina joined the Union in 1789 and is the 12th of the original 13 states. Today, North Carolina is a growing research center and banking state. The capital of the "Tar Heel State" is Raleigh, and the dogwood blossom is the state flower.


North Carolina Depression Era Photographs


Mountain Music Festival, Asheville, North Carolina

NORTH CAROLINA MUSIC



Snapping peanuts, Roanoke Farms, North Carolina, April 1938


Brother And Sister


Days Fish Market, Washington, North Carolina


Cheerleader & Kay Kyser, Duke University vs. North Carolina football game.
Durham, North Carolina, 1939

Kay Kyser
Born:  June 18, 1905
Origin:  Rocky Mount, North Carolina
Genre(s):  Big band, swing
Occupation:  Vocalist, bandleader
Died:  July 24, 1985 (aged 80)



Franklin D. Roosevelt dedicated the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on September 2, 1940, "for the permanent enjoyment of the people."

Blue Ridge Parkway


Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

 

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