So you think you know North Carolina…. No. 11

1. North Carolina’s road-building program was so admired that in 1929 the governor of another state hired away not only the chief engineer but also 21 staff members. Who was the governor?

2. In commercials during the 1960s cartoon sitcom “The Flintstones” what brand of cigarettes did Fred and Wilma smoke?

3. True or false: Mount Mitchell is the highest peak on the Appalachian Trail.

4. What city had North Carolina’s most active chapter of the Black Panther Party?

5. In 1879 the legislature approved the state’s first pension for Confederate veterans. To qualify for the $60 annual payment, veterans had to meet what disability requirement?

Answers below….







1. Huey “Kingfish” Long of Louisiana.

2. Winstons.

3. False. It’s Clingman’s Dome — the trail doesn’t cross Mount Mitchell.

4. Winston-Salem, where Black Panthers provided free breakfasts for children and taught classes in black consciousness. A 1971 gun battle with police in High Point hastened the end of the Panthers’ presence in the state.

5. They had to be totally blind or to have lost both arms or both legs. About a dozen veterans qualified.


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