North Carolina Office of Archives & History Department of Natural and Cultural Resources

Click to enlargeOld North State <br>Fact Book

Most North Carolinians know that their state bird is the cardinal and their state flower is the dogwood. Fewer probably know that North Carolina has an official state insect, a state mammal, a state beverage, a state dog, a state tartan, and a number of other intriguing state symbols, including two state berries.

The Old North State Fact Book contains information about and color pictures of all the official symbols, along with many other interesting and useful facts about the Tar Heel State. It includes general information on the state’s history, the State Capitol, the Legislative Building, the executive residences of North Carolina, the state flag, seal, song, motto, and other similar topics. Among the book’s helpful features is a list of all North Carolina’s governors, which gives the dates of their term(s) in office.

New to this edition are entries for the state carnivorous plant, the official traditional pottery birthplace, the state dances (both folk and popular), the state Christmas tree, the state freshwater trout, the state collard festival, the official salute to the North Carolina flag, the official food festival of the Piedmont Triad region, and the state community theater. New color pictures and a revised index complete this new edition.

Paperbound. Pp. viii, 103. Illus. Index. (2008)(t)


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