For the better part of a year now, we’ve been asking ourselves, “What makes North Carolina unique?” “What makes our state unlike any other?” We put those questions to you, our readers, via our Facebook page. We asked them of our writers. We asked them of our photographers. The answers to those questions made our list of 100 North Carolina Icons. And in this issue, we share them with you on a special pull-out keepsake poster.
And, we’ve taken the list of 100 North Carolina icons and turned it into the definitive North Carolina to-do list. Click below to download and print, and check off all that you’ve experienced.
We hope you’ll agree with the choices we made, but we also know we could have created a list of 200 North Carolina icons, so read the list, check things off, and then tell us what we left off! Post your where you can also download a checklist to mark the icons you’ve experienced, or at facebook.com/ourstatemagazine. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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The National Register of Historic Places has documented some 95,000 structures, sites, and districts across the country. In North Carolina, around 2,900 properties — from churches and cotton mills to farms, homes, and schools — have earned this designation. Now, these special spots representing our state’s history are known nationwide.
Boiled, brittled, or bagged at the ballpark, there’s a peanut for practically every time and place. We’re proud that so many of them come from eastern North Carolina — ranked fifth in the nation for peanut production — where a whole lot of legumes find purchase in our sandy soil.