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    • Cape Fear Region American Lung Association

    • ROTC, American Lung Association, Cape Fear Region, Raiders of New Hanover High School
    • ROTC emmber Dean North takes a break from stacking papers "just a little bit higher." Dean and other members of the ROTC group, Raiders of New Hanover High School help stack papers for the Cape Fear Region, American Lung Association paper drive....
    • Alfred Moore Waddell

    • Waddell, Alfred M. (Alfred Moore), 1834-1912; Legislators--United States
    • Portrait of Alfred Moore Waddell taken while he was the Mayor of Wilmington, NC. Alfred Moore Waddell (1834-1912) was born in Hillsborough, NC on September 16, 1834. After graduating from the University of North Carolina in 1853, Waddell was...
    • 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...
    • Naval Stores.

    • Naval Stores, Rosin, Resin, Turpentine, Tar, Eagles Island
    • Since colonial times, naval stores were an important industry for not only southeastern North Carolina, but the nation as well. World commerce depended on ships with wooden hulls, tarred riggings and sails, making pitch, tar, turpentine and rosin...
    • Naval Stores industry.

    • Naval Stores, Turpentine, Distillery
    • Turpentine distillery at an unknown site. Since colonial times, naval stores were an important industry for not only southeastern North Carolina, but the nation as well. World commerce depended on ships with wooden hulls, tarred riggings and...
    • Naval Stores.

    • Naval Stores, Pine Tree, Resin, Rosin, Turpentine, Tar
    • Workers hack a pine tree to tap for resin. Since colonial times, naval stores were an important industry for not only southeastern North Carolina, but the nation as well. World commerce depended on ships with wooden hulls, tarred riggings and...
    • Louis, James, and Henry Whitted

    • Brothers; African American men; African Methodist Episcopal Church
    • Photograph of Louis, James, and Henry Whitted taken after a service at St. James A.M.E. Church in Castle Hayne, NC, March 1968. All three Whitted brothers were born in the Wilmington, NC area and attended local public schools. Louis Whitted was a...
    • Andrew Harriss Family History Collection, 747-1998

    • Harris family; Montgomery family; Foy family; Nixon family; Saunders family; Jennings family; Bellamy family; Borden family; Milton family; Howell family; Wright family; Hyde family; Chapin family; Lee family; Ward family
    • The collection consists of genealogical data compiled by Andrew H. Harriss, Jr. over many years. Both his paternal and maternal lineages are included, many of them, early families of the Lower Cape Fear region. The information was taken from 12...
    • Barbara Marcroft Collection, 1961-1990

    • Marcroft, Barbara Miller, -- 1922-2003; Scene magazine -- Periodicals; Bulletin - Cape Fear Historical Society -- Periodicals; Wilmington, magazine of the Lower Cape Fear -- Periodicals; Wilmington home magazine -- Periodicals; Pamphlets --...
    • This collection contains materials collected by Barbara Marcroft over a number of years. The collection includes magazines, newsletters, and pamphlets that were published by organizations in Wilmington and the surrounding area. Box 1 contains Scene...
    • David, Laurence, and Kenneth Sprunt

    • Historic buildings
    • This image is of David, Laurence, and Kenneth Sprunt standing in front of their family's home, Orton Plantation, on the day that the Historic Wilmington Foundation plaque was presented to them. Laurence and Kenneth Sprunt are the sons of James...
    • James Laurence Sprunt

    • Sprunt, James, 1846-1924; Blockade; Cotton trade; Local history
    • Portrait of James Sprunt. James Sprunt (1846-1924) was born in Glasgow, Scotland. His family moved to Duplin County, NC in 1852, and then two years later to Wilmington, NC. During the Civil War, Sprunt was involved in blockade running from...
    • William Marion Reaves

    • Reaves, William Marion, 1934-2000
    • Born 1934, in Newark, New Jersey, and died 2000. An incredible historian with over 50 local history publications and abstracts to his name (including "Strength Through Struggle"),Bill Reaves compiled the invaluable Reaves collections. This...
    • Claude Howell

    • Howell, Claude, 1915-1997
    • Photograph of Claude Howell in his studio/apartment. Claude Howell (1915-1997) was one of North Carolina's premier painters. His paintings were mainly concerned with the North Carolina coastal areas, documenting the people and landscapes of the...
    • Orton Plantation

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    • The original one-and-one-half story plantation house was built for "King" Roger Moore (1694-1751), native of Goose Creek, SC and first permenant settler in the Lower Cape Fear region. Fredrick Jones Hill (1792-1861), physician, planter, and NC...
    • John Golden

    • Golden, John, 1941 ; Folk singers; Storytellers
    • Photograph of John Golden posed in a tree. John Golden (1941- ) is an accomplished local folk singer and story teller who writes many of his own songs to share the history of coastal North Carolina. He was born and raised in south Florida, and...
    • William A. Caster

    • United States. Coast Guard.; New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners
    • Portrait of William A. Caster. William "Bill" Caster (1940- ) was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Caster graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1963 and went on to pursue three Master's degrees. He served in the Coast Guard for 27 years and...
    • Elvie Linwood White

    • Ice cream industry; Cold storage industry
    • Portrait of Elvie Linwood White. Elvie Linwood White (1889- ) was born in Virginia. White moved to Wilmington, NC in 1922 to become manager of the the T.S. Southgate & Company Wilmington branch, where he remained for two years. White purchased...
    • Louis T. Moore and James Edward Lee Wade

    • Moore, Louis Toomer, 1885-1961
    • Louis T. Moore (on right) and J. E. L. Wade, possibly at the dedication of the memorial to the men from the city and county who fought in WWI and WWII at Greenfield Lake. James E. L. Wade (1889-1980), consummate Wilmington politician and...

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