The Outer Banks of North Carolina have been a destination for seasonal visitors since Algonkian Indians hunted and fished on the islands. In 1584, English explorers arrived and before long were promoting the area as a land of natural abundance and beauty, pleasant weather, and kindly natives. Not much has changed in that respect. By the beginning of the 20th century, visitors and residents alike were using postcards to share the things that make the Outer Banks unique with family and friends in other places.
About the Author
Author Chris Kidder has been writing about the area and its history for over 20 years. This book was written in cooperation with the Outer Banks History Center Associates, a non-profit group whose members support the programs of the History Center and make possible many acquisitions, exhibits, and special projects. A portion of the proceeds from sales of this book are donated to the Outer Banks History Center Associates.