Where did the early settlers of our state come from? What compelled them to make such a treacherous journey? What hardships did they face? What did they find when they arrived?

The pages that make up this wiki attempt to answer some of these questions.
Through the use of historical fiction, students create stories for these intrepid emigrants who were the first immigrants to the new world called Carolina.

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John White drew this map of the coast of North Carolina and Virginia in 1585 and 1586. (Note that west, not north, is up.) Although his efforts to map the coast helped him find Roanoke Island, the colonists he left behind had disappeared.
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Coastal North Carolina was the scene of the first attempt to colonize America by English-speaking people.