Alligator River/Pea Island National Wildlife Refuge
P. O. Box 1969
Manteo, North Carolina 27954

Contact: Bonnie Strawser - 252-473-1131

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News Release

March 21, 2014

Happy 30th Birthday to Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge!

In March 1984, a large parcel of land in Dare County was set aside to become the Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. Included in that parcel was land formerly of Buffalo City, an old lumber town once inhabited by 900 or more men, women, and children. Join us Friday, March 28 for a birthday party celebration. Spend some time experiencing the interactive exhibits, view the wildlife artwork in the gallery, mingle with like-minded folks who want to hear about the days past. Share your own stories. At 6pm, author Suzanne Tate will be joining staff at the Visitor Center on Roanoke Island to share some tall tales and history lessons about Buffalo City and the Dare County mainland. Ms. Tate is the author of “Logs and Moonshine: Tales of Buffalo City, N.C.” a book filled with interviews and photos from former residents of Buffalo City.

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