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This Rare Footage In The 1960s Shows North Carolina Like You’ve Never Seen It Before

Vintage film footage has long been a thing that holds memories, nostalgia, and a longing for the past. There’s just something about that grainy, 8mm movie that transports us back to another time. North Carolina has long been home to one of a kind scenery and amusement parks. Between the Blue Ridge Mountains, Tweetsie Railroad, and even the (semi-infamous) Ghost Town In The Sky…these memories now exist in more than just our minds – we can watch them for ourselves below.

Many people, including myself, have fond memories of Tweetsie Railroad. This video lets you remember the vintage days of North Carolina amusement parks, and the past.

Ghost Town in the sky has recently been in the media for the news that owner, Alaska Presley, has decided to sell the park. Ghost Town in the Sky was an amazing place in its heyday, and this video above lets you experience that again.

How crazy was that to witness the North Carolina mountains – remnants of the past and makers of the present and beautiful views for the future.

North Carolina is such an interesting state, and getting to watch it on vintage film? Even better! What did you think of these videos? Did they bring back memories for you?

Emory Rakestraw
Emory was born and raised in North Carolina. She enjoys writing, photography, filmmaking, travel, wine and cheese. You can find more of her work on emoryrakestraw.com