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NC 12 : gateway to the Outer Banks

Author: Dawson Carr
Publisher: Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Through the unique lens of the road's rich history, Dawson Carr tells the story of NC Highway 12 and its creation alongside the development of tourism along the Outer Banks ... As Carr relates the importance of NC 12 and its transformation from a string of beach roads to a scenic byway joining miles of islands, he also chronicles the history of a region over the last eighty-five years"--
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dawson Carr
ISBN: 9781469628141 1469628147
OCLC Number: 919068323
Description: xvii, 169 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: Shifting sands and challenging modes of transportation --
Vital connections --
A new era dawns for the Outer Banks --
Missing links --
Disruption and continuity --
Getting there --
A drive down NC Highway 12.
Responsibility: Dawson Carr.

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Connecting communities from Corolla in the north to Ocracoke Island in the south, scenic North Carolina Highway 12 binds together the fragile barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks. Through the  Read more...

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