Hatteras Island

Jim Mitchem: Lost Names – Kinnakeet, Chicamacomico & Trent

Jim Mitchem of Hatteras talks about post office names and early mail delivery to Hatteras Island in an interview with John Griffin.

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2 responses to ‘Jim Mitchem: Lost Names – Kinnakeet, Chicamacomico & Trent

  1. A few years ago (5? 10?) there was a local elderly gentleman (who has since passed away) at the Chicamacomico Lifesaving Stationk, that told stories there, of the OBX. One I heard from him on a similar subject, relating to original names of towns of the OBX. One thing he mentioned also, were the original pronounciations.
    For instance, Hatteras would rhyme with the word “mattress”; yes, two syllables (like, Hattress). And the second “o” in Corolla, was not a long “o”, but a short “o”.

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