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    • Steamer "Wilmington" Harper Line

    • Cape Fear River, Steamer Wilmington, Ferry, Riverboat, Boats
    • This divided back postcard features a handcolored image which depicts the Steamer Wilmington ferrying passengers down the Cape Fear River. John W. Harper was the proprietor of the Wilmington, Southport, and Carolina Beach Steamboat line according...
    • Captain John W. Harper

    • Harper, John W., 1856-1917; Steamboats; Ship captains United States
    • Studio photograph of Captain John W. Harper. John W. Harper was born on Masonboro Sound in New Hanover County, NC in 1856, and died in 1917. He was a steamboat captain and owner of the Wilmington & Southport Steamboat Company. His most popular...
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co.

    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Thorpe, Water Street, Ann Street
    • W. B. Thorpe & Co., Northeast corner of Water and Ann streets. Vernacular style warehouse built for Phila Lazarus Calder (1806-1888), who inherited property from her father, Aaron Lazarus (1771-1841). Remained in family until purchased in 1910 by...
    • George W. Trask

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Truck farmers; Landowners
    • Portrait of George W. Trask. George W. Trask (1876-1963) was born on Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of Daniel Webster and Harriet Horne Trask. He became a truck farmer and founder of George W. Trask & Sons. Trask was one of the first commercial...
    • J.W. Brooks Building

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    • Unique over-water warehouse constructed for John Wesley Brooks (1868-1937), wholesale grocer; and wife, Rosa Jenrette (1871-1955), natives of Brunswick County. The family business, Brooks Cash Grocery Company, operated here until 1978.
    • W. C. Brown

    • African Americans--History; Riots
    • Wilmington City Detective W. C. Brown leaves the Pender County Courthouse in Burgaw, NC after testifying in the post conviction hearing of the Wilmington Ten. W.C. Brown denied that he bribed Eric Junious with a mini-bike in exchange for his...
    • Dr. J.W. Hooper, Sr. and Dr. Heber Johnson

    • Hooper family, Johnson family, physicians, medicine
    • Dr. Joseph Ward Hooper, Sr. (1887-1952) was born February 17th, 1887 in Baltimore, Maryland. He married Miss Louise Samllbones and they had a son, Joseph Ward Hooper, Jr., M.D. (Urologist). He was a practicing Physician from 1912-1952. He was on...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • W. P. A. workers developed land for the public park in addition to building the road around the lake. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • Cleaning the underbrush and trees, W.P.A. workers prepare the site for the construction of Community Drive. During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who...
    • The Glenn

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    • Hotel designed by owner and manager Mrs. W. R. Yopp, (E. Naomi Mintz-Yopp, 1891-1972), and built by contractor A. B. Yopp. After her death, the hotel has remained in the family and continues to be operated by daughter, E. Naomi Yopp. Many...
    • Billie McEachern and Crockette W. Hewlett

    • Awards in literature; Hewlett, Crockette W.
    • Photograph of Billie McEachern and Crockette W. Hewlett, both historians and genealogists, receiving the Clarendon Award Silver Bowl for their authorial collaboration in 1972. The Clarendon award is given by the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society...
    • Charles W. Chesnutt

    • Chesnutt, Charles W. (Charles Waddell), 1858-1932; Riots--North Carolina--Wilmington--History--19th century; African Americans--North Carolina
    • Copy print of a black and white photograph of Charles W. Chesnutt. Charles Waddell Chesnutt (1858-1932) was an author who made frequent visits to Wilmington, NC. His family was from Fayetteville, NC, though he was born in Cleveland, OH. His...

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