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How Roanoke Vanished Into Thin Air

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Just outside North Carolina's Outer Banks is Roanoke Island, the scene of one of the greatest unsolved mysteries in U.S. history: the disappearance of an entire colony of English settlers.


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What is it that makes America's southern states "the South"? Is it the legacy of eclectic music, from hip-hop to blues to country? Is it the rich history that survived notorious pirates, epic battles, and human rights movements? Or is it the stunning Gulf Shores, cotton fields, and towering rocky peaks? Whatever it is, it's easy to understand why Southerners feel such a deep connection to their land. Join us on this soaring tour over a region rich with history, culture, and a rare American lure that can only be found in the South.

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