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25 best things to do in CLT Charlotte (North Carolina), nicknamed the Queen City in honor of Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who had become the Queen of England several years before the city’s inception, draws in its many tourists by showcasing the NASCAR Hall of Fame, which celebrates auto racing through interactive exhibit
Rail lines and phosphate discovered along the banks of the Peace River in Florida led to the rapid development of Charlotte Harbor. By 1888, Congress had appropriated $35,000 for several lighthouses, with the Port Boca Grande (Gasparilla Island) Lighthouse being one of them. Read more of the interesting history of the Port Boca Grande Lighthouse, which includes tales of pirates.