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Boat, Shad Boats
by Babits, Lawrence E. Boat Shad Boats by Lawrence E. Babits, 2006 Shad boats are the official state boats of North Carolina. They were first developed around Roanoke Island after the Civil War, when a shortage [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buncombe Turnpike
by Hill, Michael. The Buncombe Turnpike, a 75-mile route through North Carolina from the South Carolina border to the Tennessee border constructed between 1824 and 1828, opened the western part of the state to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Canals
by Simpson, Bland, Cecelski, David S. Canals by David S. Cecelski and Bland Simpson, 2006 See also: Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal; Dismal Swamp Canal; Roanoke Canal. Since the eighteenth century, canals and canal building [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Canoes
by Stick, David. Canoes have provided a primary form of transportation on the sounds, rivers, and bays of coastal North Carolina for centuries. In the 1580s the explorers and colonists sent to Roanoke Island by Sir [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (from UNC-CH)
by Graham, Nicholas. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by Nicholas Graham UNC - North Carolina Collection, 2003. "This Month in North Carolina History" series. Reprinted with permission. See also: Lighthouses; [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Chain Gang
by Ireland, Robert E. From the Reconstruction era to the late 1950s, the use of prisoners in chain gangs to perform hard labor, especially in building and maintaining public roads, was a common practice in North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coastal Life
by Amspacher, Karen Willis. Coastal Life "Homegrown Skills: Creating a Way of Life at the Coast" by Karen Willis Amspacher Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2009. Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Copters and Gliders
by Lewis, Rebecca. Thomas Edison said that flying would never be practical “until someone invents a machine that can stop in midair and hover like a bird.” The machine that allows a pilot this degree of control is a [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Corbitt, Richard Johnson
by Blackburn, George T., II. Richard Johnson Corbitt, founder and director of one of the few automotive manufacturing enterprises in the South, was born in Enfield. His father, Carr Bowers Corbitt, a Confederate veteran and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Covered Bridges
by Thompson, Harry L. In the low, flat, marshy eastern region of North Carolina, mill dams at water-powered mill ponds became bridges facilitating travel across these wet areas. Traveling through these mill houses was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)

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