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    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
    • Maintenance shop area. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad...
    • George Kirby, Ben Chavis, and Angela Davis

    • Chavis, Ben, 1948- ; Kirby, George, ?-1997; Davis, Angela, 1944-
    • Photograph of George Kirby, Ben Chavis and Angela Davis, and unknown supporter. Ben Chavis (1948 - ) is originally from Oxford, North Carolina. He was a minister from the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice at the time of...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Union Station, N. Fourth Street
    • View of the railroad yards from Fourth Street, looking west toward Union Station. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train
    • Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some years later, that railroad...
    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • The railroad's freight rail yards are depicted in this photo. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • The railroad's freight rail yards are depicted in this photo. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the...
    • James E. L. Wade Collection, 1917-1980

    • Wade, James E. L., -- 1889-1980 -- Correspondence; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company -- History; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen -- History; Wade Realty Company (Wilmington, N.C.) --Correspondence; United Service Organizations (U.S.) --...
    • This collection deals largely with James E. L. Wade’s involvement in the public eye in Wilmington beginning with his career as a city councilman and later as mayor of Wilmington in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The first box contains two folders...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad freight yard.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad freight yard. The freight office of the ACL Railroad dates from about 1900 and is located on Nutt Street, near the Cape Fear River. (Currently [1999] the Wilmington Railroad Museum). The warehouse at left (519 Nutt...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad,
    • Maintenance shop area. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some...
    • Franklin Lee Block Political Papers, 1986-1992

    • Block, Franklin Lee, -- 1936-; North Carolina. -- General Assembly -- History. -- 20th century; Lawyers -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- Biography; Elections -- North Carolina -- History -- 20th century
    • This collection contains Frank Block’s political documents from the late 1980s and early 1990s. The first box is primarily biographical information on Block, newspaper clippings pertaining to his time in the Senate and election campaigns and...
    • Portrait of Helen Lovering as a Child

    • studio portrait, children
    • A studio portrait of Helen Lovering, with the description that she was 1 year, 3 days old at the time of the photograph. Although born in Hawthorne, New Jersey, Lovering had strong family ties to Wilmington, North Carolina and lived there for most...
    • Rev. Adam Empie, D.D.

    • St. James Church (Wilmington, N.C.); Empie, Adam, 1785-1860
    • Painting of Dr. Adam Empie. Dr. Adam Empie (1785-1860) was known for his erudite, eloquent, and impassioned sermons. He started at St. James Episcopal Church, which was established by the NC General Assembly in 1729, in 1810. He successfully...
    • U.S. Army Landing Craft

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, ships, Cape Fear River, soldiers, WW II, military
    • Left to right, CW2 Robert Blomerth, CW1 Victor Schoenhals and Sargent Richard Stephenson perform routine maintenance as they spend time on a U.S. Army landing craft The Brandywine, which docked in Wilmington for a time while on the way back to its...

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