Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More Edenton pictures

There is a lot of history in Edenton. Did you know that Edenton was the first Capitol of North Carolina? I didn't until Karen told me. But I did research and By God, she was right!! It was named The State Capitol in 1722!!
"The famous Edenton Tea Party occurred on October 25, 1774 when 51 ladies of the town met and openly resolved that "We, the Ladys of Edenton, do hereby solemnly engage not to conform to the Pernicious Custom of Drinking Tea," or that "We, the aforesaid Ladys will not promote ye wear of any manufacturer from England until such time that all acts which tend to enslave our Native country shall be repealed." The site of the Edenton Tea Party is marked by a Colonial teapot mounted on a Revolutionary cannon. This protest was started by Elizabeth Barker."
From the tea cup looking down the street at The Albermarle Sound.
The two story white house in the back ground is The Barker House where Elizabeth Barker lived.

I wish it weren't so cold and windy out so that we could have gotten more pictures, but we will be back this spring and summer so we will get more pictures then.

1 comment:

BoufMom9 said...

Wow! What a beautiful area! LOVE that house!
PS the girls look adorable!