Posted by: Ron DuBour | November 26, 2021

Knowing America through Poetry~by rldubour, in alpha order


North Carolina - Wikipedia

The state was named in honor of
King Charles I and II of England.
John White appointed governor and
Commissioned to colonize Roanoke Island.

The motto is~~ To be rather than to seem.
The nickname is~~ The Tar Heel State
The residents are called~~ North Carolinians
And readmitted into the Union in 1868.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The best known attraction as it seems.
At ten acres or more in size of its 1500 lakes
This state has over 37,000 miles of streams.

The official flower is the dogwood

The Pine tree is this state’s tree.

The cardinal is the official bird

And the insect is the honey bee.

In Fayetteville on March 7, 1914
Babe Ruth hit his first home run.
As a tailors apprentice in Raleigh is where
Andrew Jackson’s career had all begun.

The Fontana Dam is the largest in eastern

U.S. at 480 feet high it looms.

America’s largest home is the

Biltmore Estate in Ashville with 255 rooms.

The lighthouse at Cape Hatteras is the
Largest lighthouse ever to be moved.
At Cherry Point in Havelock is the Marines
Largest air base that is approved.

Whitewater falls is the highest water falls
In the eastern United States.
And at 5.506 feet Beech Mountain is the
Highest point that elevates.

The first week end in October the NC
Seafood festival is held in Morehead City.
The most beautiful beaches in the country
One has to visit to see how pretty.

From this state some famous folks
Like Andy Griffin and James K Polk.
Arnold Palmer and Herman Lay
Eva Gardner and Sugar Ray.
Statehood, November 12, 1789 the 12th state.
The capital is Raleigh

The Latin word Carolinus, means Of Charles Nickname for State: The Tar Heel State. One version of the nickname's origin has the name first being applied to North Carolinians during the Civil War. One record talks of a battle in Virginia, where their supporting column retreated, but North Carolina troops fought alone. The victorious troops were asked in a condescending tone by some Virginians, who had retreated, "Any more tar down in the Old North State, boys" The response came quickly: "No, not a bit; old Jeff's bought it all up." The Virginians asked: "Is that so, what is he going to do with it?" The reply: "He is going to put it on you'ns heels to make you stick better in the next fight." High Point, the furniture capital of the world is said to be known. The town of Wendell was named after Oliver Wendell Homes it does seem. North Carolina is the first state in the nation to establish a museum for art. The oldest town is Bath founded in 1705 1903 the Wright Brothers made the first successful powered flight near Kitty Hawk. The battleship North Carolina berthed at Cape Fear was saved largely from private donations from public schools. The state song is- The old north state

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