Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Fact of the Day: Raleigh

The captial of North Carolina, Raleigh is named after Sir Walter Raleigh. Sir Walter Raleigh established the Roanoke Colony which is now part of present-day North Carolina. 

22 comments:

  1. And he introduced smoking tobacco to Europe. Isn't there still a cigarette brand called "Raleigh's"?

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  2. i love the name Raleigh. :)) haha

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  5. I think I learn more about history on your blog than anywhere else!

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  6. Raleigh was just named the #1 city in America. Not sure I agree as I live just 2 hours from there. I wonder if the writers of the article have actually ever been there. Not a real pretty capital city fo' sho!!

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  7. I didn't know the Capital of North Carolina was called Raleigh! Then that would be normal seeing as where I live.

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  8. Queen Elizabeth's pet, wasn't he?

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  9. Didn't even know the capital of NC lol

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  10. This is completely new for me. I haven´t heard about him.Kisses:)

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  11. I like the name, but he wasn't very good looking, was he?

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  12. But, then he left and those dopes got themselves lost. Which means, I guess, that Williamsburg got all the credit while nobody knows what happened to Roanoke.
    On the bright side, though, 'The Lost Colony' is a cool show.
    Let's see those showoffs in Virginia top that.

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  13. When I retired from the Navy, Mrs. Penwasser and I seriously thought about moving to North Carolina. But, we returned to Pennsylvania so the kids could finish school with their friends. Now that our youngest will graduate from college in a few years, we may still move there-probably Currituck County. Why not Virginia, which has a substantial military footprint? North Carolina does not tax retirement pay. Yet.

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  15. dude there's a town in texas called ronoake close to where i live.

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