Barbecue, basketball… and Siamese twins?

What is it about North Carolina and Siamese twins?

First came Chang and Eng (1811-1874), who were born in Siam, now Thailand, [corrected] and died in Surry County.

Then Millie-Christine (1851-1912), who were born and died in Columbus County.

Most recently British-born Daisy and Violet Hilton (1908-1969), who lived out their last years  weighing produce at a Charlotte Park-N-Shop.

This celluloid mirror is from an earlier stop in the Hiltons’ heartbreakingly checkered show business career.

2 thoughts on “Barbecue, basketball… and Siamese twins?”

  1. I’ve always loved these unique Carolina “connections.” But Chang and Eng were born in Siam, weren’t they?

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