In this episode, host Jeremy Markovich visits the small brass disc at the western edge of the state that’s become a strange tourist attraction, and finds out how remote terrain caused all sorts of problems for the people who drew North Carolina’s borders.
- For more information on where and how the North Carolina/South Carolina border changed, read this New York Times story by Duke University visiting professor Steve Kelly.
- View more historic North Carolina maps online, from the Carolina Collection at the University of North Carolina.
- Here’s more context on the small bump in the North Carolina/Virginia border.
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Jeremy Markovich: writer, producer, editor, host
Andy Busam: digital manager
Rosalie Catanoso: music coordinator
Elizabeth Hudson: editor-in-chief
Special thanks this week to Amanda Lalezerian and UNC Media Hub for providing additional interviews for this story. Read their coverage of the re-establishment of the North and South Carolina state line here.
Theme Song by The Collection
Closing Song: Feels Like Home (Interstate) by Aaron Burdett