North CarolinaMyths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in North Carolina’s history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in North Carolina history.
Read about the Cherokee legend of the Judaculla rock. Try to figure out if Tom Dula, subject of many a local myth and a popular folk song, really did murder his wife. Speculate as to what really caused the Carolina Bays indentations.
Sara Pitzer is a transplanted Yankee and newspaper columnist who has been traveling in and writing about the South since 1983. She can't go back north, where it's cold and people talk too fast. She lives in the woods with a yard full of birds and a house full of pets. Sara is based in Richfield, North Carolina.