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    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Union Station, N. Fourth Street
    • View of the railroad yards from Fourth Street, looking west toward Union Station. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train
    • Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some years later, that railroad...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • The railroad's freight rail yards are depicted in this photo. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • The railroad's freight rail yards are depicted in this photo. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad freight yard.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad freight yard. The freight office of the ACL Railroad dates from about 1900 and is located on Nutt Street, near the Cape Fear River. (Currently [1999] the Wilmington Railroad Museum). The warehouse at left (519 Nutt...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad,
    • Maintenance shop area. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some...
    • Diane Cobb Cashman and Andrew Harriss, Jr.

    • Cashman, Diane Cobb, 1938-; Lower Cape Fear Historical Society; Harriss, Andrews, Jr., 1898-1998
    • Photograph of Diane Cobb Cashman and Andrew Harriss, Jr. at a "Cape Fear Adventure" Christmas party. Diane Cobb Cashman (1938- ) is a prolific local author and researcher. She was a former president and longtime archivist for the Lower Cape Fear...
    • McKoy Family

    • Ships--Launching; North Carolina Shipbuilding Company; Bacon, Henry, 1866-1924
    • Photograph of the McKoy Family at the launching of the S.S. Henry Bacon in Wilmington, NC on November 11, 1942. Henry Bacon was Katherine Bacon McKoy's father. Front row, left to right: Elizabeth F. McKoy, James Hassel McKoy, Jr., Betty Bacon...
    • James H. McKoy

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    • James H. McKoy James Hassel McKoy (1901-1964) was born in Wilmington and attended local schools. He was the producer/director of Paramount' s musical dramatic units in New York City, and achieved an international reputation for his staging of...
    • John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Insurance agents; United States. Coast Guard.
    • Portrait of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr. John Van Bokkelen Metts, Jr. (1915-2003) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina (now University of North Carolina Chapel Hill) and served in the U.S. Coast Guard during...
    • James Francis Post

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Winston-Salem Southbound Railway Company
    • Portrait of James Francis Post. James Francis Post (1881-1948) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Wilmington and attended Cape Fear Academy. Post entered the railroad service in 1900 as secretary to Horace...
    • Lieutenant David Worth Loring

    • World War I; Flanders Field American Cemetery (Waregem, Belgium)
    • Photograph of David Worth Loring in army uniform. David Worth Loring (1887-1918) was born in Sumter, SC. He joined the Wilmington Light Infantry (WLI), and participated in training exercises in 1911 at Fort Caswell. He was also on the Armory and...
    • Arthur Bertram Skelding

    • Yale University; Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • Arthur Bertram Skelding posing for a picture, probably in D.C. Arthur Bertram Skelding (1868-1957) was born in Connecticut, and was a graduate of Yale Univeristy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married Clara Dorothy Ames of...
    • Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998

    • Pageants; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Publicity shot for Christy Godwin, Miss Wilmington 1998. Christy Rie Godwin (1977- ) won the title of Miss Wilmington in 1998. She attended the University of North Carolina Wilmington with a major in communications, and ran a dance studio in...
    • Elkins Family

    • Elkins Family
    • Elkins family sitting on the porch, in Clarkton, North Carolina. The Elkins Family of Clarkton, Bladen County, North Carolina. These are relatives of Tommie Wells, who donated the picture to the library. The two people seated are Ms. Wells'...
    • Bishop James Walker Hood

    • Hood, James Walker, 1831-1918; African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
    • Black and white copy print of a drawing of Bishop Hood. James Walker Hood (1831-1918) was sent as a church Elder to do mission fieldwork in North Carolina. He was Assistant Superintendent of Public Instruction from 1868 to 1870, and he co-founded...
    • Ivey Hayes

    • Artists; African American artists
    • Ivey Hayes (1948-2012) was born in Pender County, NC. He earned a Master of Fine Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro and become a well-known and widely-respected artist in the Lower Cape Fear region. To earn a living, Hayes worked...

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