STATEHOOD: 1789; 12th state
ATTRACTIONS: Outer Banks, Roanoke Island
FUN FACT: North Carolina is the largest producer of furniture in the U.S.
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Photo credits: 400ex127, Dreamstime (cardinal); Arkorn, Dreamstime (pine); Dalia Kvedaraite, Dreamstime (squirrel); tkacchuk, iStockphoto (flag); maogg, iStock Photo (quarter)
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