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History Project Founding Director Writes New Book On Founding Era

In The King’s Trouble Makers: Edenton’s Role in Creating a Nation and State, Dr. Troy Kickler explores an often overlooked history of northeastern North Carolina and the American Founding. Organized women’s political activity in America was born in Edenton. Ideas for a national navy and defense were launched from the place. The concept of judicial review was championed in the town. Many passages of the N.C. Constitution (1776) and the U.S. Constitution originated from townsmen. And, key Federalists and nationally known jurists called the town home.  To purchase a hardcover or softcover book, please visit the Edenton Historical Commission’s website


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The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man (1965)

A poet and writer of many short stories, including the ones using the “Flim Flam Yarn” title, Guy Owen was launched into fame with comical and popular The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man. Two years later it was turned into a movie, starring George C. Scott. 

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