On my way to Edenton, NC, I stopped at a town called Willamston. The town's Post Office, has a mural of the Wright brothers from the Great Depression. During the Great Depression, the President F.D.R. created a program called the New Deal. The New Deal was between 1933 - 1936. The New Deal created jobs ; Like painting murals in government buildings, creating interstates and National Parks. The New Deal focussed on something called the " 3 Rs" : Relief, Recovery, and Reform.
It was New Years Eve and we saw a bunch of bundles of collard greens. Eating them on New Years Day served with black eyed peas and and cornbread is supposed to give you good luck. The collards represent paper dollars, the black eyed peas represent coins and the cornbread would be gold.
I went to see the Roanoke River Lighthouse. It was used from 1886-1941. It is the only existing rectangular base lighthouse in the US. The interior is under construction till the spring.
This is an example of what holds the lighthouses built on the water. It is called a screw pile. This is what they use to hold up the Roanoke River Lighthouse in the picture above.
This is the last standing gate from the Roanoke colony's fort, also known as the Lost Colony! It was a gate around the fort protecting the colonists from any danger. When I looked at it i pictured the kids who were running around it in colonial clothes.
This is Roanoke Island.
This is an actual homesite from The Lost Colony.
This is Penelope Barker, the first American woman to make a political statement with all women. It was called the Edenton Tea Party. Fifty two women including Penelope Barker signed a statement to not drink tea because the taxes cost too much.