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seven things you never knew about the outer banks. until now.

old buck's head

John Herbert and Old Buck. Photo by Aycock Brown, David Stick Collection

Amuse and astound your family and friends with some good ol’ fashioned OBX trivia! HOBX put together this fun list for the Summer issue of the North Beach Sun.

Here’s one:

Old Buck stops there. About a week after the rest of us have taken our trees down, the good folks down in Rodanthe celebrate Old Christmas. Back in 1752 the English Crown adopted the Gregorian calendar, which moved Christmas from January 5th to December 25th. The story goes that Hatteras Islanders didn’t get the memo until years later, and by then didn’t feel like changing things. A highlight of this holiday celebration is the appearance of Old Buck, a legendary beast with the head of a wild bull and a blanket covering a couple of good natured fellows acting as his legs.

Read the other six amazing tidbits here.


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