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North Carolina

 

Entered the Union: Nov. 21, 1789 (12) State Symbols

Tree:
Longleaf Pine
Flower:
Dogwood
Bird:
Cardinal
Dog:
Plott Hound
Mammal:
Gray Squirrel
Capital: Raleigh
Origin of Name: In Honor of Charles I of England
State Nickname: Tar Heel State • Old North State
State Song: "The Old North State"
State Motto: Esse quam videri (To be rather than to seem)
National Forests: 4 • State Parks: 27
Famous For: Great Smoky Mountains, Blue Ridge National Parkway, Wright Brothers Memorial, beautiful beaches
Famous North Carolinans: Virginia Dare (First person born in America to English Parents), Andrew Johnson • James K. Polk (Presidents), Dolley Madison (First Lady), Alfred Moore (US Supreme Court), David Brinkley (TV Newscaster), Howard Cosell (Sportscaster), Elizabeth Dole (Senator), Donna Fargo • Roberta Flack • Ronnie Milsap (Singers), Andy Griffith (Actor), Ava Gardner (Actress), Billy Graham (Evangelist), O. Henry (Writer), Charles Kuralt (TV Journalist), Sugar Ray Leonard • Floyd Patterson (Boxers), Thelonious Monk (Jazz Pianist), Arnold Palmer (Golfer), Richard Petty (Auto Racer), Soupy Sales (Comedian), John Coltrane (Jazz), Earl Scruggs (Bluegrass), Randy Travis (Musician)

 

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