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North Carolina

Raleigh NC

The Capital City
The State Capital, started in 1833 and finished in 1840 replaces the first state house which burned in 1831. Originally this building housed all of N.C.;s state government.  As the state grew, new buildings were built around Capitol Square; the State Dept. building, etc. The legislative Building is located one block north of the capitol. One may view statues of three presidents North Carolina gave to the nation from the East Ground.

Postcrossing Whale

Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)
The tail, or flukes, of a humpback whale can span 18 feet

Charlotte Motor Speedway

Established in June 1960 CMS is one of the finest motorsports facilities in the world.  The one and one half mile speedway along with the newly built Dirt Track hosts events such as the Coca-Cola 600, the Sprint All Star Race, Bank of America 500, World of Outlaws and Monster Trucks.