To avoid the hustle and bustle of main highways, we Southerners enjoy taking the back roads. So, we designed The Backroads Tee Collection to illustrate the unique symbols and history of each state where some of our favorite country routes are located. North Carolina was established in 1789 as the 12th state to join the US. Located on the coast, North Carolina is known for charming small towns, 300 miles of barrier island beaches, and two national seashores. A lighthouse pays tribute to the region’s stunning scenery while an airplane memorializes the Wright brothers, who were from North Carolina. We also included a map of this great state on a custom rustic license plate design.