Thursday, April 7, 2011

Doughnuts, Pickles & Pepsi-- Part 2

** CHARLES KURALT was born and raised in Wilmington.

** North Carolina is the LARGEST PRODUCER OF SWEET POTATOES in the nation.

** North Carolina is the home of the FIRST ENGLISH COLONY in America.

** The VENUS FLYTRAP (not the guy from WKRP) is native to Hamstead (which got its name when George Washington was making his grand tour and a shad bake was planned. No shad were caught so they had ham instead).

** PEPSI was invented in New Bern in 1898.

** MT. OLIVE PICKLE COMPANY was founded in Mt. Olive in 1926.

** The Wright Brothers made their first POWERED FLIGHT at Kitty Hawk in 1903.

Just Some Interesting Stuff. Let 'Em Eat Ham!! --RoadDog

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