Tuesday, July 04, 2017

July 4

Happy Independence Day from all of us at Village Craftsmen!!

Photo by IceFlowStudios.com

On this date in 1776 the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence. It declared, of course, that the thirteen American colonies were now a new nation, the United States of America, and were no longer part of the British Empire.

That was 241 years ago. Happy Birthday USA!

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a recording of Rex O'Neal telling about the time he fell overboard when he was gigging for flounder. The story was recorded for Coastal Voices, an oral history project about the maritime heritage of the Outer Banks and Down East region of coastal North Carolina. Click here to listen to Rex telling his story: https://carolinacoastalvoices.wordpress.com/2014/06/17/rex-oneal-gigging-flounders-2/.   

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