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    • Tidewater Camellia Club Collection

    • Tidewater Camellia Club -- History; Camellias -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Camellias -- Periodicals
    • Box of the collection contains 2 scrapbooks with Camellia Show documents, pictures, membership lists, and newspaper clippings. First scrapbook covers from 1953 through 1971, and the second from 1971 through 1982. Collection has the American...
    • Stephanie and Jonathan Kimbro

    • Children; Wilmington (N.C.); Snow
    • Jonathan and his older sister Stephanie Kimbro in front of their house in a late Wilmington, NC snowfall. Wilmington received 4.2 inches of snow in March of 1983, and a record 2.9 inches for the day on March 24.
    • Stanley Harts

    • Harts, Stanley Harold, 1952; Pender County (N.C.); Local history; Genealogists
    • Stanley Harold Harts working on his family history. Stanley Harts (1952- ) has done extensive research into his family history on both sides of his family, resulting in nine volumes of genealogical research on the Harts family, as well as many...
    • Bradley Creek Marina (2)

    • Wilmington, New hanover County, North Carolina, marinas, J.E. McWatty, J.B. Gerald, Richard E. Barker
    • Bradley Creek "66" Marina building, various boats docked at slips, as well as a variety of cars, vans, trucks and boats parked in the lot and on the street. Bertram and Pacemaker signs hang from the marina.
    • George  Hardee

    • Coaches (Athletics); High schools; American Legion Baseball; Wilmington (N.C.). Parks and Recreation Department
    • George "Buck" Hardee standing by the sign at the newly named Buck Hardee field at Legion Stadium. George "Buck" Hardee (1927-2005) was born in Whiteville, NC. He played on a Whiteville American Legion baseball team that went to the National...
    • Orton Hotel

    • hotels, Orton Hotel, theaters, Royal Theater
    • Orton Hotel with three-story wood building beside it where the Royal Theater was later built. Built by Col. Kenneth M. Murchison in 1888. James Walker was the general contractor. In 1896 Col. Murchison leased the building to R.W. Wallace and Co. In...
    • Cape Fear Cyclists

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, bikers, bicycles, races, clubs, elected officials, holidays, Revolutionary War site, historical sites, Cape Fear River, Water St.
    • Seven participants in the Cape Fear Cyclist's Hot 100 Fun Ride string out along Highway 421 on the first leg of their 100 mile ride. The Labor Day weekend ride, with Mayor Don Betz acting as official starter, began at Riverfront Park in downtown...
    • Ancient Forest on Black River

    • North Carolina, forests, rivers, swamps, old growth, bald cypress
    • Fred Annand leads a canoe expedition that includes David Stahle from the University of Arkansas. The 2 canoes navigate the Black River (near Atkinson) in Pender County. The cypress trees that line the banks date back 1500 years and are part of a...
    • Arab Shrine Club Fish Fry

    • fraternal organizations, children's burn center, charities
    • Shriner's fish fry, 4 men in line to get take -out boxes, all in work clothes with 3 wearing hardhats, first man in line has 5 to-go boxes, 2 Shriner's wearing fezzes, one looking toward camera and one leaning on counter with his back to camera, on...
    • Arm Wrestling (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, games, bars,
    • Sherry Brewer, 24 year old seamstress at Century Mills, wins the woman's match as Sam Watkins looks on. The competitions were held at Bulldog's Lounge on Market St.
    • Bailey Theatre demolition (2)

    • North Carolina, movie, theaters, businesses
    • A workman from the Luther T. Rogers Co. chips away at the back wall of the Bailey Theatre on Front Street in downtown, Wilmington, N.C. Other workmen remove the roof providing an open air view.
    • Demolition of ACL Railroad Stage I

    • Wilmington, trains, demolitions, dynamite, downtown, transportation
    • The still intact, ACL Railroad building at Front and Red Cross Streets in 1960. Parking lot in foreground showing 2 men wearing hard hats as well as by-standers looking toward the building. Two trucks and 2 cars are parked in the lot.
    • Bellamy Mansion Fire (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, historical district, historic buildings, 5th & Market St, mansions, fires, antique furniture, antebellum architecture
    • The terrible destruction caused by a fire in the Bellamy Mansion is shown by the debris littered floor, peeling wallpaper, scorched furniture [sideboards, table holding condiment containers, silver water pitcher and silver covered dish] in what...
    • Bellevue Cemetery (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanovery County, North Caroilna, cemeteries, tombstones, 17th St. and Princess Place Dr.
    • The terrible state of the cemetery is evident by the tall weeds which hide many of the graves and keeps them from being tended to. Shows a variety of styles of markers. Only 2 names are legible: Westbrook and Castine.
    • National Cemetery Wilmington N.C.

    • cemeteries, Confederacy, deaths, wars, graveyards, tombstones, Market St., burials, military, funerals
    • Tree- lined Street in the cemetery showing the gazebo, which has a pointed roof and wrough-iron decorative work on it and white stone grave markers. The Street is unpaved. First internments were in April and May 1867. Where approximately...


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