100 North Carolina Icons (102)

100 North Carolina Icons
100 North Carolina Icons: From Our State Magazine
by Agan, Kelly. North Carolina has many traditions, places, and events that have come to be well-known or iconic representations of the state's history and folk heritage. In its July 2012 edition, Our State [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Appalachian Trail
by Williams, Wiley J. Appalachian Trail by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 See also: Great Smoky Mountains National [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Asheville
by Gregory, Lisa. Asheville by Lisa Gregory Government & Heritage Library, 2010. See also: Pisgah National Forest; Biltmore House; Asheville (UNC Press) Asheville, whose namesake is North Carolina [...] (from NCpedia.)
Azalea Festival
by Stinson, Craig M. The North Carolina Azalea Festival is held every April in Wilmington as a celebration of the beauty of the abundant azalea flowers in the vicinity. In the 1930s Houston Moore, interested in the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Barbecue
by Graham, Nicholas. Barbecue by Nicholas Graham NC Digital Heritage Center, 2010. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. See also: Hush Puppies; Barbecue (Encyclopedia of North [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
Barns
by Harris, Laura. Barns have been used in North Carolina to protect farm animals and store crops and farm equipment since the early days of European settlement. The design of a barn was strongly related to the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Basketball - Part iii: Atlantic Coast Conference
by Simpson-Vos, Mark. In 1953 North Carolina's Big Four left the unwieldy Southern Conference to become charter members of the new Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) with three other teams; an eighth team was added later [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Belk
by Furr, J. Elizabeth. Charlotte-based Belk, Inc., the nation's largest privately owned department store organization, began in Monroe in 1888 as one small store named the New York Racket. The 25-year-old founder, William [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biltmore House
by Calton, Brooke. Biltmore House by Brooke Calton, 2006 See also: Pisgah National Forest; Asheville; Biltmore Forest School; Biltmore [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Biscuitville
by Kemp, Amy. The Biscuitville franchise began in Graham, North Carolina in 1966 when baker Maurice Jennings opened Mountainbrook Fresh Bread and Milk stores. Noticing the increasing take-out pizza [...] (from Government & Heritage Library, State Library of North Carolina.)
Black Bear (from NC WINS)
by Krupnick, Jane, Jones, Mark D. Black Bear Ursus americanus by Mark D. Jones, Jane Krupnick, and Colleen Olfenbutte North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, updated 2017. Classification Class: Mammalia Order: [...] (from NC Wildlife Information Network Share (NC WINS).)
Blackbeard the Pirate
by Lee, Robert E. Blackbeard, picturesque colonial pirate, is usually said to have been born in Bristol, England. The circumstances of his early life are not known. Pirates rarely wrote about themselves or their [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blue Ridge Parkway
by Ireland, Robert E., Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Blue Ridge Parkway by Robert E. Ireland and Marcus B. Simpson Jr., 2006 Related student activity guide from LEARN NC: Blue Ridge Parkway Communities: Before the Parkway The Blue [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boone, Daniel
by W., Ina, V. Daniel Boone, hunter and trusted leader, was several times a member of the Virginia legislature and a syndic (commander) of the Spanish Femme Osage District, now part of Missouri. Boone lived more [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Brown Mountain Lights
by Dodge, Robert J. Brown mountain lights are unexplained phenomena that appear low in the air under favorable atmospheric conditions, grow in size, and then linger for a few minutes before fading away. Brown Mountain [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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