This Day in History: November 21, 1789
One of the thirteen original colonies, North Carolina has a long an interesting history. On November 21, 1789, North Carolina became the 12th state to join the union.
North Carolina is home to mysteries, giant industries, and coastal beauty. It’s where gold was first found in America, and where an entire colony of settlers vanished. A state where golf rules the land, NASCAR rules the road, and college basketball holds court over them all. It’s where tobacco became king after the cotton industry went up in smoke, and where a 12-second flight sent shockwaves around the world. Experience the history of the Tar Heel State.
Along with Old North State and Land of the Sky, discover why North Carolina is nicknamed The Tar Heel State. Nestled in the Appalachians it is no wonder North Carolina is beauty amplified!