Since the magazine’s start as The State in 1933, Our State has come a long way. From the black and white, newspaper-like magazine that Carl Goerch began, to the full-color, feature-filled magazine you see today, the magazine has always celebrated the people, places, and culture in North Carolina. Test your knowledge of Our State and its history in this special 80th anniversary quiz.

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Since 1933, Our State has shared stories about North Carolina with readers both in state and around the world. We celebrate the people and places that make this state great. From the mountains to the coast, we feature North Carolina travel, history, food, and beautiful scenic photography.