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What’s a Currituck? It’s the name of a county at the extreme northeastern corner of North Carolina, divided by a sound that separates the mainland and county seat from the northern reaches of the Outer Banks. Its rich, moist soil is ideal for growing truck crops, to use the name we all learned in grade-school geography class.
That’s what Trucking As It Used to Be is all about. Travis Morris, a native Currituckian – we learned that appellation from him – has authored an account of hauling North Carolina fruits and vegetables up and down the East Coast, beginning in the 1950s, with his Currituck County comrades. Up the coast, onto the ferry across the Chesapeake Bay (no bridge-tunnel yet), up the Eastern Shore on rural highways and then to the Washington Street Market in Manhattan, where the World Trade Center later soared. It’s a personal, charming account, $19.99 from Travis Morris at P.O. Box 66, Coinjock, North Carolina 27923.