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North Carolina Trivia

Weird, Wacky and Wild

By John V. Wood, Lisa Wojna

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Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Other Information: Illustrated
Published In: United States, 01 May 2010
North Carolina Trivia is full of fascinating and often humorous stories of strange places, bizarre events, intriguing history and colorful characters: - The famous Siamese Twins, Chang and Eng Bunker, lived in and are buried near Mount Airy--the town after which Andy Griffith modeled his Mayberry TV town - George Herman Babe Ruth hit his first professional home run in a scrimmage match in Fayetteville - It's illegal to sing off-key in the town of Nags Head - The world's largest privately owned home, measuring 175,000 square feet, is the Biltmore Estate in Asheville--built by the famous Vanderbilt family - The first English colony in America was located on Roanoke Island, but the inhabitants mysteriously vanished - The state was the nation's biggest producer of gold, long before the California Gold Rush - People from across the country meet up in Spivey's Corner and holler for all they're worth in the National Hollerin' Contest. And so much more...

About the Author

John Wood was the Artistic Director of English Theatre at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa from 1977 to 1984. He has directed major productions for theatres in Canada, England, Australia, and the United States and has also written and directed for radio, film, and television. He was one of the directors and the writer for the series Days of Reckoning . Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, its the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

EAN: 9781926700304
ISBN: 1926700309
Publisher: Blue Bike Books
Dimensions: 21.08 x 13.56 x 1.78 centimetres (0.25 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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