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Elizabeth II
by Latham, David W. The Elizabeth II, a historic attraction on Roanoke Island, is a 69-foot, square-rigged sailing ship representative of the Elizabethan vessels used to carry the first English colonists to the New [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fishing Camps
by Stick, David. Fishing camps of primitive design were maintained by crews of commercial fishermen at isolated spots along the North Carolina coast during the last half of the nineteenth century and the early part [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fishing, Recreational
by Bumgarner, Sheila, Hegyi, Laura. With a primary season stretching from spring through fall and practically no age, gender, or economic barriers to its enjoyment, fishing is one of the most popular outdoor sports in North Carolina. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gambling
by Homrighaus, Ruth E. Although illegal in North Carolina since 1764, when a law was enacted limiting personal winnings in any game of chance to five shillings a day, gambling continues to flourish in both legitimate and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gander Pulling
by Wright, Marilyn. Viewed from the perspective of contemporary Virginians and South Carolinians, North Carolina in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries seemed to exhibit a rough, "backwoods" character [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Gouging
by Sumner, Jim L. Gouging, also known as "no-holds-barred" or "rough-and-tumble" fighting, was an especially violent form of fighting popular in the antebellum southern backcountry. A mixture of boxing, wrestling, and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Hunting
by Williams, Wiley J., Hegyi, Laura. Hunting in North Carolina is a popular and economically significant recreational activity as well as an important focus of the state's governmental agencies in charge of wildlife preservation and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
John Kuners
by Steelman, Bennett L. John Kuners (also known as John Kooners, John Canoes, Junkanoes, or Jonkonnu) were troupes of slaves and free blacks, brightly dressed and often masked, who sang and danced on Christmas and New [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mooning
by Powell, William S. Mooning means to expose the bare buttocks as a challenge or a taunt. Although it was undoubtedly used previously in some settings, the word first came to national attention after it appeared in a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Colored Industrial Association Fair
by McKown, Harry. On November 18, 1879, the North Carolina Colored Industrial Association Fair opened in Raleigh at the site of what had been a military hospital. Thousands of African Americans flocked to the state [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)

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