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Pine Knoll Shores
By Michelle Powers
Despite the fact that the 1960s were known as the era of womens liberation, there
were many women prior to that time who broke with the conventions of their times
and engaged in unconventional pursuits. During the monthly meetings of the Pine
Knoll Shores Womens Club, member Pauly Brown shares stories of some of these
famous women who often defied the cultural mores of their times. Among those whose
names we readily recognize are mystery writer Agatha Christie, World War I spy Mata
Hari and our own Alice Hoffman, the “Queen of Bogue Banks.”
Agatha Christie was born in Devon, England, in 1890; by the time of her death in
1976 at the age of 85 her works had been translated into more languages than any other
individual writer. She is considered to be the best-selling author of all time, with sales
worldwide of over four billion copies of her books. Only the Bible is known to have
outstripped her sales. She began writing in 1920 after the end of the First World War.
The hero of her first novel was a Belgian war refugee, Hercule Poirot, who was soon to
become a famous fictional detective. World War I and its aftermath provided Christie
with inspiration for many of her crime and romantic novels.
Mata Hari, an exotic dancer from the Netherlands, was born Margaretha Zelle in
1876. After living in Java with her Dutch officer husband for many years, she divorced
him and returned to Paris in 1903 where she began working as a circus performer and
exotic dancer, taking the name Mata Hari. Her relationships with powerful men across
the continent, including the German Crown Prince, high ranking French military
officers and wealthy businessmen, placed her in a unique position to gather important
information during World War I. She traveled extensively during the war and was
suspected by both the Germans and the French as being a spy for the other side. On
flimsy evidence, she was eventually arrested for espionage and executed by a French
firing squad. Thirty years after the trial it was admitted that the evidence against her
Bogue Banks’ most famous woman, Alice Hoffman, was also greatly influenced by
the tumultuous events in Europe caused by World War I. Born in 1862, Hoffman led a
life of privilege in New York and Paris, traveled widely to exotic locales and socialized
with European heads of state, but in 1917 she decided to purchase a 2,000-acre parcel
on remote Bogue Banks, a safe haven from war-torn Europe. In 1919 a post office
was established on Bogue Banks in her home, with Hoffman as postmistress. In the
1920s she continued her travels to exotic locations around the world, engaged in risky
investments and was involved in numerous ongoing lawsuits. By 1944 Hoffmans
holdings on Bogue Banks were managed by the grandchildren of President Theodore
Roosevelt under the aegis of the Roosevelt Trust. Hoffman died in 1953 on Bogue
Banks at age 91, but her concern for the natural environment greatly influenced the
future development of what today we know as Pine Knoll Shores.
Cardboard is recyclable and should not be placed in the
trash. Break boxes down flat and stack them next to or
inside your recycle bin, or you may take them directly to
the special cardboard bin behind town hall or in Lot C
by the fire station.
Important fact: Because it’s heavy, we pay extra when
cardboard ends up in the trash; when it’s in the recycle
bin, there’s no extra fee.
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