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North Carolina “Must-See”  ここは絶対に見るべき!!     ノースカロライナ州の簡単な紹介

North Carolina Map +                   ノースカロライナ州の地図等


Biltimore Estate1), Asheville

Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina, Virginia    3058 130816   
Blue Ridge Parkway - Bing Images
Blue Ridge Parkway X - YouTube  |  Blue - YouTube
Blue Ridge Parkway - Wikipedia

our National Park page  |  our MN & WI Park and Nature Center page
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Where to see autumn colours around the world - Telegraph
1. Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina & Virginia, USA  National Parks
Minnesota's Fall

Cape Hatteras National Seashore1), Roanoke Island
7006 140823  Wildlife Advocates Score a Win at Cape Hatteras - Audubon Magazine  Chelsea Harvey, 08/18/2014
Cape Hatteras National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service)
  North Carolina
Cape Hatteras National Seashore - Bing Images
List of United States national lakeshores and seashores - Wikipedia
U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America
  |  Wildlife  |  National Parks
7255 140924  Milky Way above Atacama Salt Lagoon  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  September 16, 2014, Salar de Atacama, Chile
Shoreline of the Universe  "Astronomy Photo of the Day" by NASA  September 20, 2014, Dunes of Hatteras Island, North Carolina

Grandfather Mountain
1), near Linville

Great Smoky Mountains National Park2, 3)  NC      Great Smoky Mountains 国立公園
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC, TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park DVD Postcard - YouTube
The Autumn of 2012 in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - YouTube
Black Bear with Cub - Encounter in Smoky Mountains (May 2011) - YouTube
Great Smoky Mountains National Park - Wikipedia

Great Smoky Mountains - Wikipedia  - The name "Smoky" comes from the natural fog that often hangs over the range and presents as large smoke plumes from a distance. This fog is caused by the vegetation exhaling volatile organic compounds, chemicals that have a high vapor pressure and easily form vapors at normal temperature and pressure.

Intimidator at Carowinds4), Charlotte

Nantahala National Forest1), Asheville

New Bern1)

Old Salem1), Winston-Salem

Outer Banks2)
Wright Brothers National Memorial1) on Kill Devil Hills     1903
1217日、ライト兄弟、ライトフライヤーの初飛行に成功  See our Wright Flyer replica pic

Wrightsville Beach2)

Wright Brothers National Memorial1) on Kill Devil Hills    See our Wright Flyer replica pic
Outer Banks2)

Famous People1) 
James B. Duke (
Duke University1), Durham ), Richard J. Gatling (machine gun), Billy Graham, Dolley Madison, Thelonious Monk, O. Henry, Orville and Wilbur Wright (December 17, 1903), and more. Click here for more info on Famous People in North Carolina.  

born March 15, 1767    Andrew Jackson    #7  Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson - Good Evil & The Presidency - PBS Documentary - YouTube
Mini BIO - Andrew Jackson - YouTube
Andrew Jackson - Wikipedia 
March 15, 1767 – June 8, 1845, the seventh President of the United States (1829–37). ...
Andrew Jackson |
South Carolina / North Carolina

Presidents    Andrew Jackson    #7

born December 29, 1808    Andrew Johnson    #17
  Andrew Johnson
Andrew Johnson and Alaska Video - Andrew Johnson -

Seward’s Folly - Mar 30, 1867 -
#17 Andrew Johnson - YouTube

Andrew Johnson - Wikipedia 
December 29, 1808 – July 31, 1875, the 17th President of the United States, serving from 1865 to 1869. Johnson became president as he was vice president at the time of President Abraham Lincoln's assassination. A Democrat who ran with Lincoln on the National Union ticket, Johnson came to office as the Civil War concluded...
Presidents:    Andrew Johnson    #17  |  Civil War  |  North Carolina  |  Tennessee

born November 7, 1918    Billy Graham 
Billy Graham  evangelist
The Cross - Billy Graham's Message To America - YouTube
Dr Billy Graham: Three Things You Cannot Do Without - YouTube

Billy Graham - Wikipedia  born November 7, 1918, an American evangelical Christian evangelist, ordained as a Southern Baptist minister, who rose to celebrity status in 1949 reaching a core constituency of middle-class, moderately conservative Protestants. He held large indoor and outdoor rallies; sermons were broadcast on radio and television, some still being re-broadcast today. In his six decades of television, Graham is principally known for hosting the annual Billy Graham Crusades, which he began in 1947, until he concluded in 2005, at the time of his retirement. He also hosted the popular radio show Hour of Decision from 1950 to 1954. He repudiated segregation and, in addition to his religious aims, helped shape the worldview of fundamentalists and evangelicals, leading them to appreciate the relationship between the Bible and contemporary secular viewpoints.
Graham was a spiritual adviser to American presidents; he was particularly close to Dwight D. Eisenhower, Lyndon Johnson (one of Graham's closest friends) and Richard Nixon. ...
early - mid Dec. Billy Graham TV Special - Celebrate the True Meaning of Christmas 
Billy Graham Evangelistic Association  
On Billy Graham's 98th Birthday, Will Graham Reflects on Being His Grandson
Top 10 Most Influential Preachers of the Last 25 Years - YouTube
North Carolina  |  Presidents:  Dwight D. Eisenhower    #34, Lyndon B. Johnson    #36, Richard Nixon    #37 

Nickname: Tarheel State1)

12535 170402-0403  National Championship U.N.C. Wins 6th N.C.A.A Title - The New York Times
March Madness - 2017 NCAA Tournament Bracket  March 16 - April 3, 2017
2017 National Championship Game:  Gonzaga (Washington) vs. North Carolina; April 3, 2017, Glendale, Arizona

Final Four:  South Carolina vs. Gonzaga; Oregon vs. North Carolina; April 1, 2017
Final Four:   Letter 46:  English  |  Japanese  
North Carolina

Annual National Hollering Contest1), Spivey’s Corner

Carnivorous plant, Venus Flytrap: it is native only to both North Carolina and South Carolina1).    ノースカロライナ州とサウスカロライナ州土着の食虫植物:Venus Flytrap
1539 130426  Life - Venus Flytraps Jaws of Death - BBC One - YouTube
Venus flytrap - Wikipedia 
carnivorous plant native to subtropical wetlands on the East Coast of the United States in North Carolina and South Carolina
North Carolina State Carnivorous Plant - Venus Flytrap        our page: North Carolina state  |  South Carolina state

The Research Triangle - its nickname came from the cutting-edge research park and academic institutions shared by Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill. 1) (1959- ) 

Blackbeard the Pirate1)   海賊

16185  200201  Woolworth Lunch Counter - YouTube
60th Anniversary of the Greensboro Sit-in  Google Doodle, Feb. 1, 2020
Greensboro Sit-In - Facts, Date & Definition - HISTORY 
Greensboro, North Carolina
Civil Rights 

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Seven U.S. states are named after kings or queens  州の名前に、王または、女王の名をとった7つの州

6624 140711  States with the strongest and weakest unions- MSN Money  Vince Calio, Thomas C. Frohlich and Alexander E.M. Hess, 24/7 Wall St. - Strongest Unions - New York; Weakest Unions - North Carolina
Union Members Summary  Bureau of Labor Statistics, 01/24/2014
Labor unions in the United States - Wikipedia
Trade union - Wikipedia

State Info 

7987 141215  The Best Neighborhoods to See Holiday Lights in 2014 - via @Redfin  Christin Camacho, 12/10/2014
Top five neighborhoods in the U.S. for 2014:  1. Dyker Heights – Brooklyn, NY, 2. “Christmas Town” – McAdenville, NC, 3. Interlochen – Arlington, TX, 4. “Miracle on 34th Street” – Baltimore, MD, 5. Peacock Lane – Portland, OR
These Off-the-Beaten-Path Holiday Light Displays Will Blow Your Mind  Yahoo Travel, Leah Ginsberg, 12/09/2014
Brooklyn, N.Y., Clifton Mill, Ohio, Louisville, Ky., McAdenville, N.C., Richmond, Va., Portland, Ore., Bernville, Pa., Newport Beach, Calif., Branson, Mo., Baltimore, M.D., San Antonio, Texas
Christmas  |  America, States & D.C.

9100 150427  These are America’s top 10 fast food cities  MSN food & drink, CNBC, 04/23/2015 
#1  Miami, Florida, #2  Houston, Texas, #3  Greensboro, North Carolina
America  |  Eat

born November 2, 1795    James Polk    #11  James Polk
James K. Polk
James K. Polk - Wikipedia 
James Knox Polk, November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849, the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). ...
James Polk - YouTube
Manifest destiny - Wikipedia
The Presidents Number 11 James K. Polk - YouTube
War & Expansion: Crash Course US History #17 - YouTube
President's Day    James Polk    #11  
North Carolina
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11574 160810    born February 8, 1820    William Tecumseh Sherman 
William Tecumseh Sherman   "Sherman's March"
The Conquerors - Episode 8 Sherman's March to the Sea (History Documentary) - YouTube

William Tecumseh Sherman - Wikipedia  February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891, an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the "scorched earth" policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States...

Sherman's March to the Sea - Wikipedia
Carolinas Campaign - Wikipedia
Civil War  |  Presidents:  Abraham Lincoln
Georgia  |  South Carolina  |  North Carolina

born April 16, 1867    Wilbur Wright, one of The Wright brothers 
Wilbur Wright
The Wright Brothers -
Wright brothers - Wikipedia  The Wright brothers, Orville (August 19, 1871 – January 30, 1948) and Wilbur (April 16, 1867 – May 30, 1912),
two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are credited with inventing and building the world's first successful airplane and making the first controlled, powered and sustained heavier-than-air human flight, on December 17, 1903, four miles south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. ...
Wright Flyer photos  |  Airplanes
Indiana  |  Ohio  |  North Carolina

born October 21, 1917    Dizzy Gillespie
Dizzy Gillespie is born - Oct 21, 1917 -
Dizzy Gillespie - Trumpet Player, Singer, Songwriter -
Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval,Night in Tunisia - YouTube
Dizzy Gillespie - Be Bop - YouTube
Dizzy Gillespie & Louis Armstrong - Umbrella Man - YouTube
Dizzy Gillespie - Topic - YouTube
South Carolina  |  North Carolina  |  Pennsylvania

born January 6, 1924    Earl Scruggs
Celebrating Earl Scruggs  Jan. 11, 2014 
Earl Scruggs: Five Great Performances – Rolling Stone
Who was Earl Scruggs? Everything You Need to Know about American musician Earl Scruggs. - YouTube
Earl Scruggs - Wikipedia  January 6, 1924 – March 28, 2012, an American musician noted for popularizing a three-finger banjo picking style, now called "Scruggs style," which is a defining characteristic of bluegrass music. His three-finger style of playing was radically different from the usual ways in which the five-string banjo had traditionally been played. He popularized the instrument in several genres of music and elevated the banjo from its role as a background rhythm instrument, or a comedian's prop, into featured solo status.
North Carolina  |  Music  |  Banjo Player (MN State Fair, 2012)

William Styron is born - Jun 11, 1925 -
William Styron - Wikipedia 
June 11, 1925 – November 1, 2006, an American novelist and essayist who won major literary awards for his work.
Sophie's Choice (novel) - Wikipedia
Sophie's Choice (1982) - IMDb

Sophie's Choice The Choice - YouTube
Virginia  |  North Carolina

born July 16, 1928    Amanda Crowe
Celebrating Amanda Crowe - YouTube  Google Doodle
Behind the Doodle: Celebrating Amanda Crowe - YouTube
Amanda Crowe wood carving - Google Images - Search
Amanda Crowe - Cherokee woodcarving - animal carving - Blue Ridge Mountains

Amanda Crowe - Wikipedia 
July 16, 1928 – September 27, 2004, an Eastern Band Cherokee woodcarver and educator from Cherokee, North Carolina
Native American Indian Heritage Month - Wikipedia  November
Qualla Boundary, North Carolina  |  Native Americans  |  Art 

Basketball coaching legend Dean Smith born - HISTORY  Feb. 28, 1931
Dean Smith - Wikipedia 
February 28, 1931 – February 7, 2015, an American men's college basketball head coach. Called a "coaching legend" by the Basketball Hall of Fame, he coached for 36 years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Smith coached from 1961 to 1997 and retired with 879 victories, which was the NCAA Division I men's basketball record at that time.
879 wins in 36 years of coaching, 4th most in men's college Division I basketball history behind
Bob Knight, Mike Krzyzewski, and Jim Boeheim, and the most wins of any coach at the time of his retirement.

Kansas  |  North Carolina
Michael Jordan

born June 29, 1943    Little Eva
Little Eva - Loco-motion(1962) - YouTube
Little Eva - Singer -
Little Eva - Wikipedia 
Eva Narcissus Boyd, June 29, 1943 – April 10, 2003, known by the stage name of Little Eva, was an American pop singer.
Top 10 Dance Crazes - YouTube

North Carolina  |  Brooklyn, New York

Patricia Cornwell is born - Jun 09, 1956 -
Patricia Cornwell - Wikipedia 
June 9, 1956, a contemporary American crime writer. She is known for writing a best-selling series of novels featuring the heroine Dr. Kay Scarpetta, a medical examiner.
Patricia Cornwell - IMDb
How Patricia Cornwell might be even more interesting than her creation, Kay Scarpetta - YouTube

Florida  |  North Carolina 

born February 17, 1963    Michael Jordan
Michael Jordan - Famous Basketball Players -
Michael Jordan Top 50 All Time Plays - YouTube
Michael Jordan - Wikipedia 
born February 17, 1963, also known by his initials, MJ, an American retired professional basketball player, businessman, and principal owner and chairman of the Charlotte Hornets. Jordan played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the NBA website states: "By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time." Jordan was one of the most effectively marketed athletes of his generation and was considered instrumental in popularizing the NBA around the world in the 1980s and 1990s.
The Top 10 NBA Players Of All Time - YouTube

New York  |  North Carolina

1) Inge N. Dobelis (Project Editor): America: land of Beauty and Splendor (New York/Montreal: Reader’s Digest, 1992)
2) Laura Sutherland with Family Travel Forum: Amazing Places to Take Your Kids(Illinois: Publications International, Ltd., 2008)
3) Our National Parks  -  Celebrating America’s Nature Splendor”, Life 9 (2009) No. 7 August 21 

4) Jane Margolies (
New York Times): “Family Trips  -  Theme parks are ready to amuse all kinds of thrill-seekers” St. Paul Pioneer Press June 20, 2010

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