North Carolina State Trivia

NC flag - the old north state

Nickname: Tar Heel State, Old North
State Motto:  Esse Quam Videri (To Be Rather Than To Seem)
Flower:  Dogwood
Tree:  Pine
Bird: Red Cardinal
Song:  The Old North State
How named:  From Carolus, the Latin form of Charles, 
in honour of King Charles I of England.
State Toast:
Here's to the land of the long leaf pine
The summer land, where the sun doth shine
Where the weak grow strong, and the strong grow great
Here's to down home, the Old North State
State Poet Laureate; John Charles MacNeil, who grew up near Laurinburg

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