The decade of the 1930s in North Carolina highlighted the stark difference between the affluent citizens who were relatively untouched by the Great Depression and the more agrarian citizens who were devastated by it. Cotton and tobacco crops produced such abundance that their monetary value nosedived and farmers could not make enough money to provide for their families.
As early as the antebellum period, wealthy plantation owners often vacationed in Cashiers or Flat Rock, NC during the hot summer months, often called the 'fever season,' when malaria was a constant threat. The post-World War I decade of the 1920s brought developments in infrastructure and road building that helped connect North Carolina to surrounding states.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was chartered in 1934. The following year, the Blue Ridge Parkway construction began, quickly leading to easy access to the majesty of the North Carolina mountains. Views that begged to be featured on postcards became a magnet that drew people to visit North Carolina.
North Carolina leaders were seeking ways to deal with the depression's economic crises. They began to realize that North Carolina could be a major tourist magnet with the right kind of advertising and outreach. The nickname, Variety Vacationland, was chosen in 1937 and used to lure people into spending vacations exploring the scenic beauty and rich variety of the state.
Picturesque scenes also abound on the North Carolina coast. The Outer Banks features the Bodie Island Lighthouse at Nags Head, the Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, Kitty Hawk's tributes to the Wright Brothers' first successful airplane flight and Sandy Run Park. On the southern coast of North Carolina, visitors can visit the historic USS North Carolina Battleship which is open every day of the year, including holidays.
Piedmont North Carolina, with its equitable climate and rich culture, has something for everyone. Art museums, nature centers like Discovery Place and the North Carolina Zoo, sporting events with the Carolina Panthers' football, the Charlotte Hornets basketball, and the Charlotte Knights baseball offer year-round fun. Another main attraction that draws millions of visitors is Carowinds Theme Park on the North Carolina/South Carolina state lines.
Charlotte is the largest and most populous city in North Carolina (and the county seat of Mecklenburg County), and the second largest city in the southeastern United States. Only Jacksonville, Florida has a larger population. One of Charlotte's most loved attractions is its beautiful, historic homes with immaculate, picturesque yards and gardens. The Fourth Ward neighborhood and Dilworth are just two of the areas with sidewalks, walking trails and tours available for visitors to enjoy at their leisure.
After strolling past these lovely old homes, residents of North Carolina want to make their lawns and gardens more beautiful. Help is available from trained and talented lawn care experts at Lawn Love. We look at each lawn as a unique challenge to use the latest technology to optimize the beauty of your lawn. We consider things like soil type, general climate, the best choice of grass and specific needs of the growing season.