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37612
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The celebrated wild ponies of the Outer Banks are descendants of the Mustangs left behind by early explorers and colonists. More recently, they run wild in places like Shackleford Banks and are resilient from a diet of sea oats and marsh grass. Their centuries old appeal led to the Colonial Spanish Mustang becoming the official state horse in 2010.
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37701
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Zacharias’ definition of Hatteras Island: not just a barrier between the ocean and mainland; vulnerable to hurricanes and shipwrecks; Blackbeard’s visitation; site for Ocracoke Lighthouse. Island is also defined as a land rich with history. Hatteras’ place in state history was set during its days as Pilot Town, when residents navigated ships through Pamlico Sound’s shoals. Hatteras’ place in personal history can be seen in families such as Ballance and Howard, whose graveyards and ghost stories attesting lives going back as far as ten generations.
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