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    • Miss Carrie Lane

    • Centenarians; Educators; African American educators; YWCA; African American women
    • Newspaper photograph of Miss Carrie Lane at home. Carrie Lane (1872-1981) was the daughter of slaves. She graduated from Scotia Seminary School in Concord, NC, and taught school in Onslow and Robeson Counties. She spent 40 years teaching in New...
    • Frank Block Sign

    • Wilmington, New Hanover and Pender counties, Democrat, 7th district, advertisements, signs, Naegele
    • The new image of Franklin Block peers down from a billboard off Oleander Dr., declaring his run for the N.C. senate.
    • James Pritchard Herring

    • Educators; farming
    • Portrait of James Pritchard Herring. James Pritchard Herring (1865-1942) was born in Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He worked on his family's farm until the age of 18, when he started to teach school and save money to attend Wake Forest College....
    • Levy Odel Gaillard

    • African American music teachers; Brunswick County (N.C.); New Hanover County (N.C.)
    • Photograph of Levy Odel Gaillard used in his newspaper obituary. Levy Odel Gaillard (1952-2004) was born in Charleston, SC, and passed away in Wilmington, NC. He taught for 28 years in New Hanover (E. A. Laney High School) and Brunswick...
    • North Third Street, 100 block.

    • N. Third Street, Courthouse, City Hall, Thalian Hall, Sorosis Building, Cameron Garage
    • A goodwill motorcade preparing to leave Wilmington to visit nearby counties. From left are the Sorosis Building, the City Hall and the Courthouse. The MacMillan and Cameron Garage is at right.
    • Tobacco Fields.

    • Tobacco, Tobacco Farming
    • Since colonial times, tobacco has been one of the most important cash crops of the State of North Carolina. Very little of the crop was ever grown in New Hanover County, but the surrounding counties were major producers.
    • Oscar Andrew DuRant

    • City council members; Bridges; Businessmen; Brunswick County (N.C.)
    • Portrait of Oscar Andrew DuRant. Oscar Andrew DuRant (1862-1944) was born in Town Creek, Brunswick County, NC. He was educated in the public schools of Brunswick County and then went to work for his father's public grain mill company. In 1892 he...
    • John Allen, Jr.

    • High school teachers; Leland (N.C.); Brunswick County (N.C.)
    • Black and white photograph of John Allen, a physics teacher at North Brunswick High School, holding a "hands-on" model he designed to help students classify matter. John Paul Allen, Jr. (1941-2009) was born in Asheboro, NC, and died in Leland,...
    • Dr. Eugene E. Wright, Jr.

    • Physicians
    • Photograph of Dr. Eugene E. Wright, Jr. Dr. Eugene E. Wright Jr. (1951- ) is a native of Wilmington, NC. He was a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of North Carolina Wilmington in the late 1980s. He became chairman of that board...
    • Burgwin-Wright House

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    • Georgian style house built on foundation of abandoned jail for John Burgwin (1731-1803), merchant and lawyer, Clerk of Court in Bladen and New Hanover counties, Clerk of NC Provincial Assembly, Secretary to Royal Governor Dobbs and Treasurer of...
    • Boating on Cape Fear River

    • New Hanover County, Wilmington, Guilford, Randolph, Davidson and Forsyth counties, ships, rivers, tourist attractions, WWII, boating
    • The first boat over 30 feet to be built of fiberglass, the "Knit Wit", which is actually 41 ft, moves up the Cape Fear River in front of the battleship U.S.S. North Carolina. The boat was built by Hatteras Yachts in High Point in 1960.
    • Hugh MacRae

    • MacRae, Hugh, 1865-1951; Colonists; Businessmen
    • Photograph of Hugh MacRae. Hugh MacRae (1865-1951) was a local developer who did much to change the New Hanover County, NC landscape. A graduate of M.I.T., he worked as a mining engineer in his early career in western North Carolina. In 1895 he...
    • Mae Blake Graves

    • Graves, Mae Blake; Genealogists; Local history
    • Color photograph of Mae Blake Graves. Mae Blake Graves (1934-2000) was born in Burgaw, NC. For over twenty years she was recognized as an excellent genealogist and records abstractor. The Lower Cape Fear Historical Society presented her with the...

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