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    • William Dallas Herring

    • Education--North Carolina
    • ( William) Dallas Herring was born in Rose Hill, North Carolina in 1916. He lived his entire life in the house in which he was born, which became the Duplin County Historical Foundation Library. He became the youngest mayor in the nation when he...
    • Kunnering Group

    • McKoy, Henry Bacon, 1893-1991; Jonkonnu (Festival)
    • A group of young men out "Coonering" in Wilmington, NC. Standing (left to right) Henry Bacon McKoy (1893-1991), Douglas Hart McKoy (1894-1925), Edward Ashe (1894-?), Glasgow Hicks (1893-1957). Possibly derived from a festival of West African...
    • Rudoph and Henrietta Gieschen

    • Influenza Epidemic,1918-1919
    • A group on the dunes at Wrightsville Beach. Rudolph and Henrietta Gieschen were both victims of the Spanish Flu Epidemic of 1918. They both developed pneumonia as a result of having the flu, and both are buried in Oakdale Cemetery. They died...
    • Rev. Adrian Shepard

    • Advent Christian Church
    • A photograph of Rev. Adrian Shepard for a newspaper column profiling local ministers. The Rev. Adrian Shepard (1937- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He was the minister of United Advent Christian Church in Wilmington in 1987, and served as the...
    • Motor Corps

    • World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
    • A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin,...
    • Harriet and Jonathan Kimbro at Riverfest

    • Festivals; Cape Fear River (N.C.)
    • A photograph showing Harriet Kimbro (far left) and her son, Jonathan, downtown by the river at a display for Poplar Grove Plantation at Riverfest 1982. Riverfest began in 1979 and is celebrated in October every year. It runs along the Cape Fear...
    • President Woodrow Wilson

    • Wilson, Woodrow, 1856-1924
    • A program for the Centennial Memorial Service held for Woodrow Wilson at the First Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, NC. Woodrow Wilson (1856-1924) is the only U.S. president to have called Wilmington home. President Wilson's parents moved to the...
    • Wilmington Civic Ballet Class

    • Ballet; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • A Wilmington Civic Ballet class about to give their spring recital at Kenan auditorium on the UNC Wilmington campus. Just right of center is Johanna Hickman. Johanna M. Hickman (1981- ) is a native of Wilmington. She graduated from New Hanover...
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr.

    • Hewlett, Addison, 1912-1989; Wilmington College; Lawyers
    • Addison Hewlett, Jr. standing in front of the University of North Carolina Wilmington dormitory that bears his name. George Addison Hewlett, Jr. (1912-1989) was a prominent North Carolina politician and attorney. Born in Wilmington, NC, he went...
    • Percy West Wells

    • Aerialists; Motion picture theaters
    • Advertisement for Percy Wells as "The Great Percino" in a trapeze entertainment show. Percy Weston Wells (1880-?) arrived in Wilmington, NC with his family in 1895. Percy dreamed of becoming an aerialist, and he found success as a trapeze...
    • 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...
    • Alton Asa Lennon

    • Lennon, Alton, 1906-1986; Legislators--United States
    • Alton Asa Lennon standing in downtown Wilmington at the corner of Front and Princess streets. Alton Asa Lennon (1906-1986) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School, where he was a star football player, and...
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981

    • Pageants; African American women
    • Angela Walker, Miss Wilmington 1981 Angela Walker (1960- ) was the first black Miss Wilmington. She was the first runner up in the contest, but became Miss Wilmington when the original winner of the title, Lynn Williford, won the title of Miss...
    • Ann Conner

    • Artists; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Ann Conner with some of her woodblock prints. Ann Louise Conner (1948- ) was born in Wilmington, NC and is the Chairman of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Professor Conner is a nationally...
    • Annie Elizabeth Manson

    • Southport (N.C.)
    • Annie Elizabeth Manson as the winner of the "Miss Fluffy Ruffles" contest in North Carolina. "Fluffy Ruffles" refers to either a short-lived Broadway play, or a popular two-step dance of the day. Annie Elizabeth Manson (1888-1967) was a long...
    • Archibauld Cameron Johnson

    • Sampson County (N.C.); Bladen County (N.C.)
    • Archibauld Cameron Johnson Archibauld Cameron Johnson (1850-1913) was born in Sampson County, NC. His first marriage was to Sarah Register (1851-1891). His second marriage was in 1892 to Emmaline Smith (1871-1957) of Bladen County, NC. He is...

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