On this day in North Carolina History,
“The nation’s first year-round Outward Bound school opens in Morganton.
North Carolina Outward Bound was originally envisioned as a sea school, probably to be located on the Outer Banks, but high land and equipment costs drove it inland.
At first, the school accepts only 16- to 25-year-old men. Gradually, however, it becomes all-inclusive. By its 25th anniversary, it will have graduated some 30,000 students.” (1967)
Source: Powell, L. (1996). On This Day in North Carolina History.Winston-Salem, North Carolina: John F. Blair, Publisher.