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Shackleford Horses Book-Signing April 18

2007 4-3 Prioli Book- TheWildHorsesofShacklefordBanks book cover

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News Release Date: April 5, 2007
Contact: Wouter Ketel, (252) 728-2250 Ext. 3005

Harkers Island, NC Cape LookoutNational Seashore Superintendent Bob Vogel announces that a long-awaited book about the famous Shackleford Banks wild horses, The Wild Horses of Shackleford Banks, will soon be available.  Author Carmine Prioli and photographer Scott Taylor will be available to sign books at the HarkersIslandVisitorCenteron April 18 between 1 p.m.and 3 p.m.  The book will be available for sale at the HarkersIslandVisitorCenterbook store for $16.95.

The book presents a comprehensive overview of the horses, including their possible origins, their continuing relationships with humans, and their hard-won protection within the seashore.  The book’s plentiful photographs and illustrations – both archival and contemporary – show why the Shackleford horses are so beloved among Outer Banks residents and visitors. 

Meet adopted Shackleford horses, purchase your copy of the book, meet the author & photographer, and get your book autographed on Wednesday, April 18, 2007.  This social occasion, including light refreshments, is co-hosted by the Foundation for Shackleford Horses, Inc., and Cape Lookout National Seashore.

Did You Know?

Humpback whale in front of Cape Lookout lighthouse

Diamond City was a shore-based whaling community located where Barden Inlet now separates the islands of Shackleford Banks and South Core Banks. Crews would row whaling dories out from shore to chase the whales as they migrated past the island. Cape Lookout National Seashore