Jun 10, 2023

“Outer Banks Visionaries: Building North Carolina’s Oceanfront” by Clark Twiddy

With each passing summer, the Outer Banks grows in popularity amongst beach-goers looking for the ultimate getaway. But before it was quite literally “on the map,” the OBX was severely isolated. It took years of dreamers, innovators, and risk-takers to transform this remote chain of barrier islands into one of America’s most beloved vacation destinations. The captivating new book by Clark Twiddy, Outer Banks Visionaries: Building North Carolina’s Oceanfront,” offers readers a compelling look at the individuals and events that shaped this unique part of the United States.

From Isolation to Premier Vacation Destination

Through a combination of historical research, firsthand accounts, national economic context, and stunning visuals, “Outer Banks Visionaries” gives us a deep understanding of the people and events that made the Outer Banks what it is today. It is a must-read for anyone interested in the history, culture, and spirit of the Outer Banks or for anyone interested in building a destination.

A Message From The Author

“I am thrilled to share ‘Outer Banks Visionaries’ with readers around the world. This book is a celebration of the spirit of the Outer Banks and the incredible people who have made it what it is today. I hope that readers will be inspired by these stories, and will come away with a deeper appreciation for the power of vision, determination, and community.”

“If you believe, as I do, that to understand the present we begin by understanding the past, I think you’ll especially enjoy the context of national economics around the entrepreneurs who built what has become America’s Seashore.”

— Author Clark Twiddy

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Get Your Copy of “Outer Banks Visionaries: Building North Carolina’s Oceanfront”

Clark Twiddy’s new book is now available at all major bookstores, as well as many locations throughout the Outer Banks, including the stores below.

• Duck’s Cottage and Downtown Books
• Island Bookstore
• The Bird Store
Sam & Winston
• The Museum of the Albemarle
• Books to be Red

Or click here to purchase your copy online!

Memories of the Currituck Outer Banks: As Told by Ernie Bowden

More From Clark Twiddy

Clark Twiddy’s first book, “Memories of the Currituck Outer Banks: As Told by Ernie Bowden,” details the transformation of the Outer Banks from a remote coastal landscape to the popular vacation destination that it is today through the recollections of Ernie Bowden, a sixth-generation Outer Banker. Purchase your copy here!

Laurel Burgam

Laurel Burgam

Jun 10, 2023

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