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The Complete Drawings of John White
by Paul Hulton
© Copyright, The Trustees of the British Museum
At the water's edge the meeting of the English and Native Americans initiated the recorded history of our state.|
The formation of North Carolina's first government and revolution against the crown began here, setting in motion events and freedoms never seen before.
We have legacies of logging, hunting, fishing and farming ... making a living from the rich soil and waterways. Beginning with the rivers and later man-made canals, we have long been linked to the world. Abundant waters call for stories of travel and trade, and protecting ships from dangers. The nation's first lighthouse is at Cape Hatteras. The Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base, largest in the contiguous United States, still protects the world's waterways.
In aviation history we are proud of the Wright Brothers' first powered flight, as well as blimps made here during World War II. From the state's first public school to Elizabeth City State University, to the College of the Albemarle, the state's first community college, our educational heritage is a point of pride.