The Outer Banks in Vintage Postcards

The Outer Banks in Vintage Postcards

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The Outer Banks of North Carolina have been a destination for seasonal visitors since Algonkian Indians hunted and fished on the islands. In 1584, English explorers arrived and before long were promoting the area as a land of natural abundance and beauty, pleasant weather, and kindly natives. Not much has changed in that respect. By the beginning of the 20th century, visitors and residents alike were using postcards to share the things that make the Outer Banks unique with family and friends in other places.The first seven LifeSaving Service stations on the Outer Banks were built in 1874. By 1888, there were 21 stations located approximately six miles apart between the Virginia border and Ocracoke. Lighthouses and lifesaving stations broughtanbsp;...

Title:The Outer Banks in Vintage Postcards
Author: Chris Kidder, Outer Banks History Center Associates
Publisher:Arcadia Publishing - 2005-04-06

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