From the establishment of Roanoke to a miracle of modern medicine, It Happened in North Carolina takes you on a behind-the-scenes tour of thirty compelling episodes from the vibrant history of the Tar Heel State.
Guess the identity of the wealthy and mysterious stranger of New Orleans. Go back to June 27, 1857, and climb the highest peak in the East along with Elisha Mitchell, who died there. Discover how the last shot of the Civil War was fired in 1941. Get the inside story on the North Carolina gold rush, the Wright brothers’ first real flight, a showdown at Torpedo Junction, and the case of the telltale laundry ticket.
Scotti McAuliff Cohn is a writer and freelance editor specializing in history and young-adult fiction. Her other books include It Happened in North Carolina and More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women. After living for more than twenty years in North Carolina, she now makes her home in Bloomington, Illinois.