Wednesday, 17 September 2008

Marker minute

All around North Carolina there are historical markers by the side of the road celebrating an event or person. Officially called the 'North Carolina Highway Historical Marker Program' which has the somewhat bizarre slogan of 'history on a stick'. It does makes it fun on long drives to read them out and interestingly there are many markers to be found all around the city. Take for example the marker near the bridge to Wrightsville beach:

BABIES HOSPITAL: D-94; Pioneer pediatric hospital opened here in 1920 by Dr. J. Buren Sidbury. Also provided training of nurses. Closed 1978. US 74 at Summer Street west of Wrightsville Beach.

If you want to read more check out the website at


Teresa and John said...

I tried accessing the site, but it said - the web server you are attempting to reach has a list of IP addresses that are not allowed to access the web site and the IP address of your browsing computer is on the list.

Fiona said...

must be a problem at your end as I just clicked on it and it was ok