Historians have recorded that the principle products during the early history of North Carolina were "tar, pitch, and turpentine."
It was during one of the fiercest battles of the Civil War, so the story goes, that the column supporting the North Carolina troops was driven from the field.
After the battle the North Carolinians, who had successfully fought it out alone, were greeted from the passing derelict regiment with the question: "Any more tar down in the Old North State, boys?" Quick as a flash came the answer: "No, not a bit, old Jeff's bought it all up." "Is that so! What is he going to do with it?" was asked. "He's going to put it on you-un's heels to make you stick better in the next fight."
Creecy relates that General Lee, upon hearing of the incident, said: "God bless the "Tar Heel" boys," and from that they took the name.
  • This design is available for the 4" x 4" and 5" x 7" hoops.
  • The sewn out size for the 4" x 4" hoop is 3.79" W x 2.54" H with 12,828 stitches.
  • The sewn out size for the 5" x 7" hoop is 6.92" W x 4.64" H with 32,271 stitches.
  • This design has 4 thread colors.


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