One of the original 13 colonies, North Carolina has an interesting history. It was the first state to instruct its delegates to vote for independence from the British crown during the Continental Congress and officially gained statehood on November 21, 1789. North Carolina joined the confederate states during the civil war and sent more recruits to fight than any other rebel state. An event that is likely more memorable is the First Flight. The Wright brothers took off on the first manned self-propelled airplane flight in 1903.
North Carolina is also the birthplace of some amazing products sold here on WishBox. Aria Handmade Alpaca Scarves are all-natural and handmade. Booth Framing Arts has provided framed artwork for over 17 years, hand assembling each piece using all American-Made products. Slawsa breaks the mold of modern condiments with a delicious cross between slaw and salsa. Dimples BBQ Sauce, Hair Doozy, Miss Jenny’s Pickles, and Noelle Munoz Jewelry also hail from the Tar Heel State.
Here are some quick facts about North Carolina:
Nickname: Old North State, Tar Heel State
Largest producer of sweet potatoes