A woman disguised as a Civil War soldier. A couple of famous pirates. A daredevil aeronaut. An internationally famous sharpshooter. And a first lady who “really, really,  really” liked being married to the governor.

Award-winning author and storyteller Randell Jones will discuss these and other notable North Carolina woman in “Famous and Infamous Women of North Carolina,” a virtual talk available July 11–18. Keep an eye out at Facebook.com/randolphlibrary and www.randolphlibrary.org for a link.

Jones’s talk is a lighthearted look at some serious history — the roles and accomplishments of a few notable women, among so many — in whom we can all take

pride as being part of the fabric which makes North Carolina so special.

Jones is author of In the Footsteps of Daniel Boone and Scoundrels, Rogues and Heroes of the Old North State, among other books. In 2013, he received the History Award Medal from the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and has received two Kentucky History Awards from the Kentucky History Society.


  • Starting Saturday, July 11th, 2020, repeats every day until Sunday, July 19, 2020 — all day

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