How Did North Carolina Get Its Nickname?

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North Carolina was once called the Old North State, because of it's history. The nickname of the Tarheel State was started in the mid 19th century. The citizens were known as tarboilers. No one is really sure how this came about.
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North Carolina has two nicknames, "The Old North State" and "The Tar Heel State". The nickname 'The Old North State' dates back to 1710 when the Carolina colony
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Tar was rendered from pine trees and involved a labor-intensive process early on before technology was developed to make extraction easier at the end of the 20th century. The earlier
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Officially it's the Old North State, but most people call it the Tar Heel State.
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