Map of NC

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July 21, 2016

NC Lighthouses

Thinking about heading to a North Carolina beach?  How about exploring one of the state's seven lighthouses, while there?  Guarding just over 300 miles from Corolla down to Oak Island, these lighthouses were once used to warn ships and their crew of impending and often unseen dangers.  Today, most of these lighthouses have been decommissioned and are open to the public.

The NC Lit Map contains various titles about these magnificent structures.  Local historian John Hairr wrote about their history in "North Carolina Lighthouses and Lifesaving Stations".  Got kids?  Then you might want to peruse Terrance Zepke's aptly titled "Lighthouses of the Carolinas for Kids".  Interested in learning more?  Then check out these books at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading (and sightseeing)!


July 7, 2016

North Carolina in the U.S. Civil War

During the first three days of July 1863, in the midst of the U.S. Civil War, a massive battle was fought in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  The state of North Carolina sent more soldiers than other state in the South.  Consequently, they also lost more men.  In "North Carolina Remembers Gettysburg" by Michael C. Hardy, one can read the diaries and letters of many of these brave soldiers.  Hardy is an award-winning Civil War historian who has written much about North Carolina's role in this war, including the aptly titled "North Carolina in the Civil War".  Interested in learning more about this fascinating subject?  Then check out this author's books at your local library or bookstore!  Happy reading!