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    • Barbara Jo Lineberger

    • YWCA
    • Photograph of Barbara Jo Lineberger with John Denver, the puppet she created, during a class on puppeteering at the YWCA. Barbara Jo Lineberger (1938- ) was born in Lincoln, NC. She attended Guilford College in Greensboro, where she studied...
    • Wilmington City Council

    • City Councils
    • Wilmington city council at city hall. June 1, 1971-May 31, 1972. From left to right: City Clerk Claire Hughes (1919- ?), Councilman Herbert B. Brand (1905-2005), Councilman Luther M. Cromartie (? -1989), City Manager J. H. Jones , Mayor B. D....
    • Federal Point.

    • Fort Fisher, Civil War, Federal Point, Battery Buchanan, The Rocks
    • "Battery Buchanan" and "The Rocks," below Fort Fisher. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last...
    • Fort Fisher.

    • Fort Fisher, Historic Marker
    • Fort Fisher Beach and Hotel CafĂ© building. Note erosion. Written on the original photo: "Three years ago the rear end of this building stood at the point of this stake." (Stake marked with x) A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about...
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers

    • Confederate States of America. Congress. Senate. Committee on Military Affairs
    • Robert Rufus Bridgers (1819-1888) was born on a farm in southwestern Edgecombe county. He graduated with distinction from the University of North Carolina in 1841 and was a charter member of the university's alumni association in 1843. After...
    • McGary-Worth House

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    • Probably constructed by James McGary (1816-1850), native of Fayetteville. Sold in 1850 to Owen D. Holmes (1824-1883), Brunswick County rice planter and magistrate. Purchased in 1854 by Thomas C. Worth (1817-1862), native of Randolph County, owner...
    • Brian Rowsom

    • Basketball; University of North Carolina, Wilmington
    • Brian Rowsom shows his framed basketball jersey to the crowd at Trask Coliseum during a halftime presentation when his jersey was retired. Brian Rowsom (1965- ) is from Columbia, Tyrell County, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to help with the road construction, putting some of the numerous...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • The Community Drive/W.P.A. Project in the process of development. During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to...
    • John Van Bokklen Metts, Sr.

    • Metts, John VanB. (John VanBokkelen), 1876-1959; New Hanover County Board of Commissioners; World War, 1914-1918
    • Black and white photograph of John Van B. Metts, Sr., labeled "Uncle Jack at Camp Severe, 1917." This photograph was probably taken at Camp Sevier, SC, before the soldiers were shipped overseas. John is in the middle front row. John Van...
    • Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; National Guard; Lawyers
    • Portrait of Colonel Royce Stanley McClelland. Royce Stanley McClelland (1888-1981) was born in Portland, MI. He came to Wilmington, NC in 1912 at the age of 18, and began work with Alexander Sprunt & Sons. During World War I, McClelland served in...
    • John Van Bokkelen Metts Sr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Insurance agents; North Carolina. Adjutant General
    • Portrait of John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. John Van Bokkelen Metts, Sr. (1876-1959) was born in Wilmington. He attended Tileston Normal School and Cape Fear Military Academy. In 1896, Metts enlisted in the Wilmington Light Infantry and fought in...

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