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        Although the city of North Myrtle Beach   once spent the night in the Windy Hill   and high-rise hotels, seafood restaurants,
        wasn’t incorporated until 1968, the area’s   section of town during his tour of the   shopping, theaters and more.  The
        history dates back to the Waccamaw and   13 original colonies. Originality settled   booming popularity of beach music
        Winyah Indians who called this special   by farmers, fi shermen and other timber   and a dance known as the Shag put
        place home before the arrival of European   harvesters, the area was discovered as   North Myrtle Beach on the map in
        explorers and settlers in the 1500s.   a  tranquil  seaside  destination  in  the   the second half of the 20th century,
                                            1900s and saw the formation of several   and both are still mainstays of the
        The oceanfront and inland areas     small beach communities that would   community.
        remained largely uninhabited in the   eventually make up North Myrtle Beach
        1700s, making the coastal waters and   - Cherry Grove, Ocean Drive, Crescent   Today,  North  Myrtle  Beach  welcomes
        inlets  a  popular  hideout  for pirates,   Beach and Windy Hill.      millions  of  visitors  who  come  for
        including the legendary Blackbeard.                                    the sun, fun and surf, as well as the
        During the Revolutionary War, American   After Hurricane Hazel razed the   entertainment, shopping and dining.
        soldiers passed through the area en   small beach cottages in 1954, a new   Discover all the wonderful things the
        route to Georgia to battle the British,   and improved North Myrtle Beach   area has to offer by spending your next
        and  President George  Washington   emerged, featuring oceanfront resorts   vacation with us.

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