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Tourists "get away from it all" at Cape Hatteras National Seashore Recreation Area - part of our National Park System. The Outer Banks-where the ghosts of early America still walk Off the Carolina coast, where Cape Hatteras points sea ward, is a thin ribbon of islands called the Outer Banks. This lonely, windswept stretch has always been wild and primitive. Yet it has known some of the great names of history... Sir Francis Drake... Blackbeard the pirate ... Virginia Dare, the first English child born in Amer ica... Orville and Wilbur Wright, who made the first airplane flight at nearby Kitty Hawk. Today these scenic and historic treasures are preserved for you as part of the National Park System. Here, just a short drive from the main North-South routes, you can fish or swim in the sparkling surf, climb magnificent sand dunes along a virgin beach, or explore old wrecks of ships that foundered in the dread "Graveyard of the Atlantic." A highlight of the summer season is the SINCLAIR SALUTES THE AMERICAN NATURE ASSOCIATI( a scientific and educational organization, for its achievements tecting America's forests, wildlife, soil and water. Since its fo in 1922, the Association has been a staunch supporter of the N Parks and a zealous protector of a basic part of American life pageant, "The Lost Colony" telling the story of the settlement that mysteriously disappeared almost 400 years ago. Will you see Blackbeard looting an old windjammer? Will Drake come trudging up over the next dune? Prob ably not-but you'll see a corner of America as the first "tourists" saw it. And standing in this wild land, and thinking back to the hardy breed that peopled it, you'll know what made America great... FREE Tour Information = If you would like to visit the Outer Banks, or drive anywhere in the U.S .A ., let us help plan your trip. Write: Tour Bureau, Sinclair Oil Corporation, 600 Fifth Avenue, New York 20, N. Y. - also ask for our colorful National Parks map.