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Turpentine Totems: Uncovering the Mysteries of Catfaces in the Sandhills

April 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Free

What does the term “catface” mean? Well, there are plenty of definitions but in this instance a catface refers to a type of scarring left behind by the extraction of resin from pine trees. In this area of the sandhills this scaring dates to the late 1700s to 1800s during the naval stores industry. Now what in the world is a naval stores industry and what is this scarring and resin extraction all about?
Join us  to discover answers to these questions and more!

Organizer

Carvers Creek State park
Phone:
910-436-4681

Venue

Carvers Creek State Park
2505 Long Valley Road
Spring Lake, NC 28390 United States
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Phone:
910-436-4681