By Dawson Carr

ISBN-10: 1469628147

ISBN-13: 9781469628141

Connecting groups from Corolla within the north to Ocracoke Island within the south, scenic North Carolina street 12 binds jointly the delicate barrier islands that make up the Outer Banks. all through its lifetime, despite the fact that, NC 12 has confronted many challenges—from habitual storms and transferring sands to felony and political disputes—that have threatened this notable highway's very life. in the course of the particular lens of the road's wealthy historical past, Dawson Carr tells the tale of the Outer Banks because it has spread out because a time while locals used oxcarts to drag provisions from harbors to their houses and the Wright Brothers struggled over mountainous dunes.

Throughout, Carr captures the private tales of these who've enjoyed and lived at the Outer Banks. As Carr relates the significance of NC 12 and its transformation from a string of seashore roads to a scenic byway becoming a member of miles of islands, he additionally chronicles the historical past of a area during the last eighty-five years, exhibiting how the street and the citizens of the Outer Banks got here to depend upon every one other.

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