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North Carolina History Project Encyclopedia

NorthCarolinahistory.org features an edited, evolving, and comprehensive encyclopedia of the Tar Heel state. It has been produced for educational and research purposes. All entries are non-polemical, and new entries are frequently added.

Use the alphabetical banner and the general and categorical search engines to find entries. Extensive help and suggestions for using the encyclopedia, and other site features, are available at the Site Help page.

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The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man (1965)

A poet and writer of many short stories, including the ones using the “Flim Flam Yarn” title, Guy Owen was launched into fame with comical and popular The Ballad of the Flim-Flam Man. Two years later it was turned into a movie, starring George C. Scott. 

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