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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

North Carolina

I must confess that North Carolina is quickly becoming a favorite for me.
Part of it is all the wonderful sites to visit, but mostly it's the great people
 that I know who live there...people I get to visit the wonderful places with.

Fun Facts:
  • The Wright brothers completed the first successful flight of a
  • mechanically propelled airplane over the sands of Kitty Hawk, 
  • North Carolina on December 17, 1903.
  • Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in Fayetteville on 
  • March 7, 1914. 
  • The first English child born in America, Virginia Dare, was born 
  • in Roanoke, North Carolina, in 1587.

  • Jockey's Ridge is the tallest natural sand dune system in the Eastern
  •  United States. Depending on the weather, its height can range
  •  from 80 to 100 feet!
  • Whitewater Falls in Transylvania County, one of over 200 waterfalls 
  • in North Carolina, is the highest waterfall on the East Coast.
  • The Biltmore Estate in Asheville is the largest private house in the 
  • world, with 250 rooms.

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