How Hurricanes and Big Gov't created tourism on the Outer Banks

Hard to imagine summer without “going to the beach!” But did you know the Outer Banks have not always been a tourist mecca? Well into the 20th century, the Banks were a place of small fishing villages rarely seen by outsiders. The situation changed in the 1930s after devastating storms, when New Deal work programs began to transform the region's economy and geography. The story of this transformation is one of high drama and courage, as men and women struggled to build the future in the face of ocean and economic storms. This Friday Jim will share his slides and the story which is the basis for his forthcoming book “Reaping the Whirlwind.”

Come early and check out Recyclique, our upcycling co-op’s retail shop, featuring refurbished goods, rain barrels, books, vintage, fair trade, local crafts, 0pen: 12 noon - 6 pm Fridays & 10 am - 5 pm Saturdays

Join us July 4th & 6th to help paint rain barrels and imagine a resilient future with Transition Durham at our shared booth at the Eno Festival!

Recyclique is a non-profit project of CommunEcos For more info: [masked]

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  • Kent

    OOT-San Antonio. Is this a discussion, or a video that could be seen later?

    June 27, 2013

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