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    • Karen Y. Davis

    • Funeral homes; Embalming
    • Picture of Karen Y. Davis standing in front of her family's funeral home, in a newspaper article. Karen Y. Davis (1958- ) is a licensed embalmer and funeral director for the Davis Funeral Home. Her father, French I. Davis started the mortuary...
    • Toon House

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    • Italianate style house built for William Pinckney Toon (1858-1942); and wife, Emily Mae Glenn (1864-1920), co-owners of Brown and Toon wholesale grocers. Remained in family until 1983.
    • Moonlight Bay

    • Full Moon
    • This divided back postcard features a photograph by William Medeiros which captures a full moon over the waters at Wrightsville Beach.
    • Walker House

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    • Built by James Walker (1826-1901), a native of Scotland, architect, contractor and builder, who built the old James Walker Hospital and donated it to the city. He also worked on one of the wings of the Capitol building and the old Smithsonian...
    • Dave Allen

    • Allen, Dave, 1949- ; Swimming coaches; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Head shot of Dave Allen. Dave Allen (1949- ) originated the swimming and diving program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in 1977, and has been the head coach ever since. His teams have won 12 straight CAA titles. He has been voted...
    • Althea Gibson

    • Gibson, Althea, 1927-2003; African American Women tennis players
    • Althea Gibson at the tennis court of Dr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. where she learned tennis in her early years. Althea Gibson (1927-2003) was the first black tennis player to win the Australian Doubles, French Open, United States Open, and Wimbledon...
    • Baseball in Wilmington

    • Baseball--North Carolina--Wilmington--History
    • Photograph of Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles in front of the entrance to the Sunset Park subdivision. This picture commemorates when the Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball teams played an...
    • Elaine C. Brown

    • Alpha Delta Kappa; Women educators
    • Color photograph of Elaine Brown on Faculty Hat Day. Elaine C. Brown (1943- ) taught for 36 years, 15 of them at Myrtle Grove Middle School as the Language Arts teacher. She is a member of the women educator's sorority, Alpha Kappa Delta, Delta...
    • Churchill Cottage

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    • Summer beach cottage built for Colin Francis Churchill (1900-1972), native of Siler City, NC, engineer; and wife, Mildred Dorset (1906-1985). Remained in family until 1933. Painted as The Beach Cottage in 1981 by Claude Howell.
    • Conoley House

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    • Believed to be built by John J. Conoley (1818-1870), as his family residence. A merchant in the Saddlery business, he was a native of Halifax, Nova Scotia. In 1857 he was elected special magistrate, an office which he held for many years. Purchased...
    • For Fisher, July 1979

    • Fort Fisher, Civil War battles
    • Located in Kure Beach, Fort Fisher was the last remaining supply route available to Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia, until January 15, 1865, the assualt which determined the fate of the confederacy.

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