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Resources available through the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, part of the NC Department of Cultural Resources. Based on Our State Magazine's 100 NC icons list at http://www.ourstate.com/100-north-carolina-icons.
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Our State Magazine created list of 100 North Carolina icons that make the state unique.

Are you interested in experiencing all 100 of them?

This guide provides links and resources to get you started. It is not comprehensive.

All resources listed are available through the Government & Heritage Library at the State Library of North Carolina, part of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

*NCpedia entries marked with an asterisk were reprinted with permission from University of North Carolina Press resources. The expansion of NCpedia to include content from the University of North Carolina Press is made possible in part through a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

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Icons 1 - 48

1. Blue Ridge Parkway

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/blue-ridge-parkway*
E-book: NC Scenic Byways. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,216922
Digital Collection: Driving Through Time: The Digital Blue Ridge Parkway: http://docsouth.unc.edu/blueridgeparkway/
Web: http://www.blueridgeparkway.org/; http://www.blueridgemusic.org/

2. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/cape-hatteras-lighthouse
Book: Booher, Mike and Lin Ezell. 2001. Out of Harm’s Way: Moving America’s Lighthouse.
Web: http://www.nps.gov/caha/index.htm

3. Cheerwine

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/culture/food/cheerwine*
Web: http://www.cheerwine.com/find

4. Mast General Store

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/country-stores*
Web: http://www.mastgeneralstore.com/

5. Cape Fear River

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/rivers/cape-fear*
Web [PDF]: http://www.eenorthcarolina.org/images/River%20Basin%20Images/CapeFear_2011.pdf

6. Appalachian Trail

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/appalachian-trail*
Book: Adkins, Leonard M. 2012. Along the Appalachian Trail: Georgia, North Carolina, and Tennessee.
Web: http://www.nps.gov/appa/index.htm

7. Grandfather Mountain

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/grandfather-mountain*
Book: Tager, Miles. 1999. Grandfather Mountain: a profile. [E-book available from all NC public libraries through NC LIVE]

8. Interstate 40

Web: http://www.ncdot.gov/travel/mappubs/statetransportationmap/

9. Loggerhead Sea Turtles

E-book: NC Natural Heritage Program. 2001. Guide to federally listed endangered and threatened species of North Carolina. (p. 25) http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,505870
Web: http://www.seaturtlehospital.org/

10. Biltmore House

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/biltmore-house*
Web: http://www.biltmore.com/

11. Fontana Dam

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/fontana-dam*
Web: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/fontanadam.htm

12. Thomas Wolfe

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/thomas-wolfe-memorial*
Book: Griffin, John Chandler. 1996. Memories of Thomas Wolfe : a pictorial companion to Look Homeward, Angel.
Web: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/wolfe/wolfe.htm

13. Wright Brothers

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/aviation/wright-brothers; http://ncpedia.org/wright-brothers-national-memorial*
Book: Tise, Larry E. 2009. Conquering the sky : the secret flights of the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk.
Web: http://www.nps.gov/wrbr/index.htm

14. Pinehurst No. 2

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/golf*
Web: http://www.pinehurst.com/2014.php

15. Charles Kuralt

Book: Kuralt, Charles. 1986. North Carolina is my home.

16. Moravian Cookies

Web: http://www.visitnc.com/journeys/articles/famous-nc-flavors/1/moravian-treats-from-old-salem

17. Tweetsie Railroad

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/tweetsie-railroad*
Web: http://www.tweetsie.com/

18. Linn Cove Viaduct

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/linn-cove-viaduct*

19. Belk

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/belk*
E-book: “Belk stores, Charlotte, N.C.” The E.S.C. Quarterly. (p. 90) http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,451994
Web: http://www.belk.com/

20. Daniel Boone

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/outdoor-dramas*
Web: http://www.horninthewest.com/home.htm

21. Pepsi

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/pepsi-cola*
Book: Stoddard, Bob. 1997. Pepsi: 100 years.

22. Blackbeard

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/biography/blackbeard-the-pirate*
Book: Duffus, Kevin P. 2008. Last Days of Black Beard the pirate: Within every legend lies a grain of truth.
Web: http://www.ncmaritimemuseums.com/beaufort.html; http://www.qaronline.org/

23. Seagrove Pottery

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/symbols/potterybirthplace
Book: Brown, Charlotte Vestal. 2006. The remarkable potters of Seagrove : the folk pottery of a legendary North Carolina community.
Web: http://www.discoverseagrove.com/; http://www.ncfolk.org/nctravel/seagrovepottery.aspx

24. Mount Olive Pickles

The Our State Magazine 100 icons list provides plenty of information to find them!

25. Uwharries

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/uwharrie-national-forest*
Web: http://www.fs.usda.gov/main/nfsnc/home

26. Tobacco Barns

Web: http://www.hpo.ncdcr.gov/ctb/where.htm

27. Shagging

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/symbols/dances
Book: Hook, John. 2005. Shagging in the Carolinas.

28. Muscadine Wine

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/wine-and-wine-making*
Ebook: Making Muscadine Table Wine. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,80027
Web: http://www.visitncwine.com/

29. Carolina Style

We don't know of any specific guides to resources for this one. But, many burger places have Carolina burgers!

30. Battleship North Carolina

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/north-carolina-uss*
Book: Ramsey, Cindy Horrell. 2007. Boys of the battleship North Carolina.
Web: http://www.battleshipnc.com/

31. Sandhills

Web: http://www.visitnc.com/journeys/articles/pinehurst-the-sandhills-region

32. Norfolk Southern Railway

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/nc-transportation-museum*
Web: http://www.nchistoricsites.org/spencer/spencer.htm

33. Neese’s Sausage

Web: http://www.neesesausage.com/

34. Krispy Kreme

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/krispy-kreme*
Book: Kazanjian, Kirk. 2004. Making dough : the 12 secret ingredients of Krispy Kreme's sweet success.
Web: http://locations.krispykreme.com/

35. Intracoastal Waterway

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/intracoastal-waterway*

36. Asheville

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/geography/asheville
Book: Harshaw, Lou. 2007. Asheville: mountain majesty.
Web: http://www.exploreasheville.com/

37. Barrier Islands

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/outer-banks*
Book: Downing, Sarah. 2008. Vintage Outer Banks: shifting sands & bygone beaches.
Web: http://www.obhistorycenter.ncdcr.gov/; http://www.visitnc.com/journeys/highlights/outer-banks-northern-coast-1

38. Live Oaks

Web: http://airliegardens.org; http://www.ortonplantation.com; http://www.nps.gov/fora/index.htm

39. Hanes

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/hanes-brands*

40. N.C. Zoo

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/north-carolina-zoological-park*
Web: http://www.nczoo.org/

41. Lake Mattamuskeet

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/lakes/lake-mattamuskeet
Web: http://www.fws.gov/mattamuskeet/

42. Mt. Mitchell

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/mount-mitchell*
Web: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/momi/main.php

43. The Presidents

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/category/subjects/presidents

44. Bull Durham

Web: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094812/

45. Andy Griffith

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/andy-griffith-show*
Book: Robinson, Dale and David Fernandes. 1996. The definitive Andy Griffith show reference : episode-by-episode, with cast and production biographies and a guide to collectibles.
Web: http://statelibrarync.org/news/2012/07/remembering-andy-griffith/

46. Richard Petty

Web: http://rpmuseum.com/

47. Furniture

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/furniture/overview*
Web: http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/wgo/press_04122010a.html
Podcast: http://ncmuseumofhistory.org/collateral/Podcasts/BehindtheVeneer.mp3

48. Wachovia

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/wachovia*
Book: Crews, C. Daniel and Lisa D. Bailey, eds. Records of the Moravians. 13 vol.
Web: http://www.BethabaraPark.org

 

Icons 49 - 100

49. Billy Graham

Book: Graham, Billy. 1997. Just as I am : the autobiography of Billy Graham.
Web: http://www.billygrahamlibrary.org/

50. Wild Horses

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/symbols/horse; http://ncpedia.org/wild-horses*
E-book: North Carolina horses. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,283129

51. Doc Watson

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/biography/watson-doc; http://ncpedia.org/merlefest*
Web: http://www.merlefest.org/; N.C. Arts Council Remembers Doc: http://www.ncarts.org/artist_page.cfm?SER=32434&NUM=31934

52. Waterfalls

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/waterfalls*
Book: Adams, Kevin. 2005. North Carolina waterfalls: a hiking and photography guide.
Web: http://www.visitnc.com/journeys/highlights/waterfalls

53. Jockey’s Ridge

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/sports/hang-gliding*
Web: http://www.jockeysridgestatepark.com/

54. Calabash Seafood

E-book: Seafood cookery in North Carolina. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,80227
Web: http://www.townofcalabash.net/

55. Black Bears

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/wildlife/black-bear

56. John Coltrane

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/jazz*
Web: http://highpointmuseum.org/John_Coltrane.htm
Historic Marker: http://www.ncmarkers.com/Markers.aspx?sp=Markers&k=Markers&sv=K-31

57. “Carolina in My Mind”

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/biography/taylor-james

58. Dean Smith

Book: Chansky, Art. 1996. The Dean's list : a celebration of Tar Heel basketball and Dean Smith.
Web: http://www.tarheelblue.com/museum/

59. N.C. Museum of Art

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/north-carolina-museum-art*
Web: http://ncartmuseum.org/

60. Pilot Mountain

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/pilot-mountain*
Web: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/pimo/main.php

61. Fraser Firs

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/symbols/christmastree
E-book: Growing Christmas trees in North Carolina. http://digital.ncdcr.gov/u?/p249901coll22,79348

62. N.C. State Fair

E-resource: Blue Ribbon Memories: Your history of the North Carolina State Fair. http://statefair.ncdcr.gov/
Web: http://www.ncstatefair.org/

63. Earl Scruggs

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/biography/scruggs-earl
Web:  http://www.earlscruggs.com; Earl Scruggs’ N.C. Arts Council page: http://www.ncarts.org/artist_page.cfm?ser=36907&num=36407&type=ind 

64. Research Triangle Park

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/research-triangle-park
Web: http://www.rtp.org/

65. 82nd Airborne

Web: http://82ndairbornedivisionmuseum.com/index.html

66. ACC Basketball

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/basketball/acc
Book: Walker, J. Samuel. 2011. ACC basketball : the story of the rivalries, traditions, and scandals of the first two decades of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Web: http://www.acchallofchampions.net/

67. Barbecue

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/culture/food/barbecue
Book: Reed, John Shelton. 2008. Holy smoke : the big book of North Carolina barbecue.

68. Cherokee Indians

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/cherokee/overview*
Web: http://www.cherokeemuseum.org; http://visitcherokeenc.com/; http://www.ncartstrails.org/cherokeeheritage

69. Azaleas

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/azalea-festival*
Web: http://ncazaleafestival.org/

70. Moonshine

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/moonshine*

71. Graveyard of the Atlantic

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/graveyard-atlantic*
Web: http://www.graveyardoftheatlantic.com/

72. The Kennedy Rocker

Web: http://www.jfklibrary.org/

73. Red Clay

As it relates to #23:
Our State Magazine article: http://www.ourstate.com/southern-roots-red-clay/
New York Times article: http://travel.nytimes.com/2004/10/24/travel/24pottery.html
As it relates to music:
Red Clay Ramblers: http://www.redclayramblers.com/

74. Texas Pete

Web: http://www.texaspete.com/locator/index.php

75. The Sounds

Web: http://www.learnnc.org/lp/multimedia/6861

76. Brown Mountain Lights

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/brown-mountain-lights *

77. Dale Earnhardt

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/biography/earnhardt-dale
Web: http://www.daleearnhardtinc.com/

78. Venus Flytrap

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/symbols/carnivorousplant; http://ncpedia.org/venus-flytrap*

79. Bob Timberlake

Book: Timberlake, Bob. 2000. Partial to home: a memoir of the heart.
Web: http://www.bobtimberlake.com/

80. Great Dismal Swamp

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/great-dismal-swamp*
Web: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/disw/main.php

81. Dolley Madison

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/biography/madison-dolley
Book: Howard, Hugh. 2012. Mr. and Mrs. Madison's war: American first couple and the second war of independence.

82. The Outer Banks

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/outer-banks*
Book: Downing, Sarah. 2008. Vintage Outer Banks: shifting sands & bygone beaches.
Web: http://www.obhistorycenter.ncdcr.gov/; http://www.visitnc.com/journeys/highlights/outer-banks-northern-coast-1

83. Sweet Tea

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/iced-tea*

84. The Greensboro Four

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/history/20th-Century/greensboro-four
Web: http://www.sitinmovement.org/

85. Yadkin Valley Wine

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/wine-and-wine-making*
Web: http://www.visitncwine.com/

86. Dogwoods

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/symbols/flower*

87. Flat Rock Playhouse

Web: http://www.flatrockplayhouse.org/

88. Old Salem

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/salem*
Web: http://www.oldsalem.org/

89. Lance

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/lance-inc*

90. Biscuitville

Web: http://www.biscuitville.com/

91. Virginia Dare

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/culture/performing-arts/lost-colony-play

92. White Squirrels

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/folk-festivals-part-2-original-folk*
Web: http://brevardnc.org/white-squirrel-festival/

93. Duke Chapel

Web: http://chapel.duke.edu/

94. Longleaf Pine

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/weymouth-woods-sandhills-nature-pre*
Web: http://www.ncparks.gov/Visit/parks/wewo/main.php

95. Sweet Potatoes

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/symbols/vegetable
Web: http://www.ncsweetpotatoes.com/

96. RJR

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/r-j-reynolds-tobacco-company*

97. Carolina Panthers

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/football*
Web: http://www.panthers.com/

98. Hardee’s

NCpedia: http://ncpedia.org/hardees-restaurants*

99. Our Southern Accent

Web: http://www.lib.unc.edu/ncc/ref/resources/tlth.html

100. Our State Magazine

Resource: The Government & Heritage Library has a full run of Our State Magazine back to June of 1933 (when it was simply called The State. Come by and see what was published in Our State or The State the month you were born!)

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