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Scavenger Hunt
Posted By: fdj927 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/16/2008
Location: Homer City, PA
Total Posts: 12

Date Posted: 2/16/2017 6:25 PM




Wanting to plan a scavenger hunt while we are vacationing and thought it would be fun to incorporate some of the history of The Outer Banks. So, my question is, what are some of the "historical" things that would be available for a photograph - as we are doing a photo scavenger hunt - instead of bringing back actual items, you must locate it from the clue and take a picture of it! I thought in this group I've been going with for the past 22 years could learn more about the area (I've been going since 1960, myself). We will be located in Nags Head around MP 12, and will have transportation, but don't want to venture too far - such as up to Corolla or down to Hatteras, so any help is appreciated!


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Posted By: JoyinVirginia - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/20/2014
Location: New Kent VA and Nags Head
Total Posts: 457

Date Posted: 2/16/2017 6:39 PM




Right across from the Pea Island visitor center, not far off the beach, you can see the remnant of the wreck of the Oriental, an 1862 shipwreck.
The Seagreen Gallery has a pet lizard who hangs out near the cash register, and in the backyard of the store they have a couple bunnies. Built in 1946, the building was the original Gray's Department Store. It's at mile post 10.5 on the beach road.

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Posted By: notinobx - (Send PM)
Member Since: 4/20/2008
Location: Kill Devil Hills, NC
Total Posts: 3179

Date Posted: 2/16/2017 6:53 PM




The Beachcomber Museum, around MP 13 Nags Head, the Little Red Mailbox Glenmere Beach Access, KDH

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Posted By: judyk - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/1/2008
Location: eastern PA
Total Posts: 14301

Date Posted: 2/16/2017 7:19 PM




Any one or all of the "unpainted aristocracy" homes

Laura Barnes shipwreck, Coquina beach

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Posted By: casea - (Send PM)
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Date Posted: 2/16/2017 7:56 PM




Small obelisk marking where the Wright Brothers started building their first experimental glider. This page also lists some other markers you may be interested in.

www.hmdb.org/marker.asp?marker=9625

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Posted By: fdj927 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/16/2008
Location: Homer City, PA
Total Posts: 12

Date Posted: 2/16/2017 9:04 PM




These are awesome ideas! It was hard for me to get my brain in gear since it's frozen here in PA! Keep them coming! Thanks everyone!

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Posted By: Pickle - (Send PM)
Member Since: 9/3/2009
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 1924

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 7:09 AM




How about the old cemetary in Nags Head Woods. Very old grave stones. It's on the left side along the main dirt road after you pass the visitors center. While were on graves. How about the Grave of Richard Etheridge the famous Keeper of the Pea Island Life Saving Station. It's on the grounds of the Aquarium, and since the remodeling it is now outside the fence, no admission necessary. If you are in Manteo you can do the old Weather tower (near the Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse recreation) where flags were displayed daily for weather forecasts. Have fun.

RE: Scavenger Hunt
Posted By: fdj927 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/16/2008
Location: Homer City, PA
Total Posts: 12

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 9:11 AM




Forgot about the cemetary! Excellent idea!!


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Posted By: obxmini - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/26/2014
Location: SE NY
Total Posts: 1559

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 9:31 AM




Check out this story in the Sentinel: http://www.obsentinel.com/news/saving-nellie-s-treasures/article_c0f09380-f2c3-11e6-b23a-a7fdf13fc531.html

I've never been to see the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, but it might be smart to go check it out before it "moves" - if it does get a new home.

"Along windswept N.C. 12, in the heart of Nags Head’s historic cottage row district, sits a museum whose doors — for most of the year — remain closed.

Don’t look for a museum sign out front. You won't find one. Just an old rusty metal one nailed to the siding that reads: “Don’t Even Think About Parking Here.”..."

Sounds like a perfect photographic scavenger hunt find to me.


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Posted By: Tim-OBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/2/2004
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 18061

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 9:44 AM




Ask for a picture of a ship wreck. There is one next to the Nags Head police station laying on the ground there so easy to get a picture of it and not have to go to the beach.

Picture of an aquarium

Picture of a Dutch windmill

Picture of an airplane (airport next to aquarium)

Manteo waterfront would have all sorts of things like a sailboat.



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Posted By: fdj927 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/16/2008
Location: Homer City, PA
Total Posts: 12

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 9:46 AM




Absolutely does sound like a great idea!! Just read the article and would really love to see those old photos they found. My grandparents started going down in the 50s to fish every year and got us all hooked on the Outer Banks. I love seeing the pictures of how things were back then. My uncle has a lot of slides that he took back then (which I have in my possession since his death)! I love showing them to my friends who have only been going since the 90s! They cannot believe the changes.


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Posted By: judyk - (Send PM)
Member Since: 11/1/2008
Location: eastern PA
Total Posts: 14301

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 11:01 AM




What about those condemned homes falling into the surf in SNH. Eye opener if nothing else.
Is Roanoke too far? If not, Fort Raleigh
For movie buffs, Rodanthe , find Serendipity, the house from the movie, Nights in Rodanthe,...well, the exterior, anyway.

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Posted By: maslin - (Send PM)
Member Since: 10/25/2006
Location: KDH, NC
Total Posts: 2529

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 12:24 PM




Statue of Queen Elizabeth in the Elizabethan Gardens.



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Posted By: DeanK - (Send PM)
Member Since: 4/19/2015
Location: Indy
Total Posts: 273

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 12:34 PM




Their "historical" value is perhaps in question, but my family had a blast going around and trying to find the decorated winged horses. They had to show a selfie with the horse to get their points.

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Posted By: fdj927 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/16/2008
Location: Homer City, PA
Total Posts: 12

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 1:37 PM




Wow what great responses!!! You all rock! I'm going to have a lot of fun with this and I think my fellow "beachbabes" will too! Clapping smiley

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Posted By: Tim-OBX - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/2/2004
Location: Kitty Hawk
Total Posts: 18061

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 5:40 PM




Wow what great responses!!! You all rock! I'm going to have a lot of fun with this and I think my fellow "beachbabes" will too! Clapping smiley



I think we would be curious to see the list you come up with. I did something like this is Chicago on a Sunday years ago. They gave everyone a sheet with riddles like, "find the white marble building and take a picture of the date", it had roman numerals in the marble corner stone. I was in a car with 4 people and the driver and navigator knew the town and where to go. It was fun.

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Posted By: MarvelousMoondance - (Send PM)
Member Since: 10/7/2006
Location: Wild and Wonderful WV
Total Posts: 11158

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 6:03 PM




Check out this story in the Sentinel: http://www.obsentinel.com/news/saving-nellie-s-treasures/article_c0f09380-f2c3-11e6-b23a-a7fdf13fc531.html

I've never been to see the Outer Banks Beachcomber Museum, but it might be smart to go check it out before it "moves" - if it does get a new home.

"Along windswept N.C. 12, in the heart of Nags Head’s historic cottage row district, sits a museum whose doors — for most of the year — remain closed.

Don’t look for a museum sign out front. You won't find one. Just an old rusty metal one nailed to the siding that reads: “Don’t Even Think About Parking Here.”..."

Sounds like a perfect photographic scavenger hunt find to me.



We've lucked out twice and been there when they were open. We left slack-jawed and drooling from the amazing collection. Great people too but don't even think about taking a camera in! Saw another couple get corrected REAL fast about that one.

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Posted By: obxmini - (Send PM)
Member Since: 7/26/2014
Location: SE NY
Total Posts: 1559

Date Posted: 2/17/2017 6:06 PM




Wow what great responses!!! You all rock! I'm going to have a lot of fun with this and I think my fellow "beachbabes" will too! Clapping smiley



If you all were to end up uploading your photos to, for example, Flickr - it would be a lot of fun to see everyone's photos.

P.S. Marvelous - we are going to be down at the end of March and maybe we'll be lucky and get a look see, if I can find it. Wink smiley

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Posted By: fdj927 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/16/2008
Location: Homer City, PA
Total Posts: 12

Date Posted: 2/18/2017 3:31 PM




I certainly will not mind sharing once I get it written up! The more people to learn some history and have fun doing it the better!

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Posted By: DeanK - (Send PM)
Member Since: 4/19/2015
Location: Indy
Total Posts: 273

Date Posted: 2/20/2017 12:36 PM




I wouldn't mind sharing my scavenger hunt list, but it's a 10 page document, complete with rules and point values. Any ideas on how that could be uploaded?

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Posted By: fdj927 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/16/2008
Location: Homer City, PA
Total Posts: 12

Date Posted: 2/20/2017 4:53 PM




Not sure about uploading here but I can give you my email. I don't mind giving that since this is a member group. Or if you have a webpage to upload it to you could post the link here


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Posted By: Kelleybean88 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/23/2010
Location: Midlo, VA
Total Posts: 376

Date Posted: 2/20/2017 7:13 PM




If you are up for a ride down to Frisco, The Cora Tree in Brigands' Bay is equal parts cool and creepy!

http://brigandsbay.org/tree.asp


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Posted By: J4yDubs - (Send PM)
Member Since: 6/24/2015
Location: Jamison, PA
Total Posts: 636

Date Posted: 2/21/2017 9:12 AM




If you have a Dropbox account (free) you can share it from there.

John

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Posted By: fdj927 - (Send PM)
Member Since: 1/16/2008
Location: Homer City, PA
Total Posts: 12

Date Posted: 2/21/2017 9:21 AM




Great idea. I imagine it could be shared through iCloud too.


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Posted By: DeanK - (Send PM)
Member Since: 4/19/2015
Location: Indy
Total Posts: 273

Date Posted: 2/21/2017 12:51 PM




Not sure about uploading here but I can give you my email. I don't mind giving that since this is a member group. Or if you have a webpage to upload it to you could post the link here



I'll do that! It's on our old desk top, so I'll power it up tonight and grab it. It doesn't have a lot of historical items. Mostly various shell types, the winged horses, and some other odds and ends. It does have a pretty detailed point system for the shells and sea glass. All based on how rare or common they are. I sort of "geeked out" on it.

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