The Devil's Tramping Ground and Other North Carolina Mystery Stories

The Devil's Tramping Ground and Other North Carolina Mystery Stories

by John W. Harden

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Overview

From the first colonization at Roanoke Island, the bizarre and inexplicable have shrouded the Tar Heel State. From history and legend, John Harden records ominous events that have shaped or colored state history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780807840702
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Publication date: 10/01/1980
Edition description: 1
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 1,184,359
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.44(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

The Ghost Ship Mystery of Diamond Shoals
The Mysterious Death of Beautiful Nell Cropsey
A Treasure Ship off Wrightsville
The Vanishing of Peter Dromgoole
Death and a Strange Ring
The Story of the "Vera Cruz"
The Devil's Tramping Ground
The Plant That Was Lost for a Hundred Years
The Strange Hoof-Marks at Bath
The Lost Colony
The Legend of Theodosia Burr
The Peter Stuart Ney Mystery
The Odd Disappearance of a Sea Hero
A Shepherd of the Hills
The Brown Mountain Lights
Polly Williams, a Race Horse Mystery
The Strange Killer of Turkey Hollow
The Baffling Mountain Balds
The Missing Major
The Unknown Rhymster

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North Carolinians . . . will find in it an even score of those minglings of facts and fancy that constitute the legends of the state." —New York Herald Tribune

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The Devil's Tramping Ground and Other North Carolina Mystery Stories 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
glade1 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Interesting read. I had expected it to be slanted more toward ghost stories but it is really a collection of mysteries - strange events in the history of the state of NC. It is a rather old book so there are no current stories in it, but it is certainly enjoyable.