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    • Sprunt and Dudley Mansion

    • Dudley family, Sprunt family, Front St., Nun St., Governors, mansions
    • The stately mansion on the corner of Front and Nun streets has been the home of several prominent families. It is thought to have been constructed about 1825 by Governor Dudley (1789-1855). In 1836, he became the first popularly elected Governor of...
    • Baseball in Wilmington

    • Baseball--North Carolina--Wilmington--History
    • Photograph of Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles in front of the entrance to the Sunset Park subdivision. This picture commemorates when the Philadelphia Nationals and the Baltimore Orioles professional baseball teams played an...
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Banks Channel.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Banks Channel, Oceanic, Hotels, Frying Pan Boat Club
    • Boats tied up at the Frying Pan Boat Club dock on Banks Channel, north of the bridge. The Oceanic Hotel is in the background. The hotel's pavilion is at right, where boats were kept to carry guests out into the ocean via Moore's Inlet, which was...
    • 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...
    • Cape Fear River - Steamer, Wilmington.

    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, Wilmington
    • The legendary steamer, Wilmington, was owned by John W. Harper (1856-1917), who was also her captain. Capt. Harper began taking passengers down the Cape Fear River from Wilmington to Southport about 1887. He owned two boats - the Passport and the...
    • Carolina Beach Palms

    • palm trees, sanitation department, Carolina Beach
    • Danny Hemrick, who works for the Carolina Beach Sanitation Department, waters one of the palm trees recently planted along Park Blvd. at Carolina Beach. The town waters 66 palm trees daily which takes about 2,000 gallons of water and is pumped by a...
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the...
    • Robert E. Allen

    • Air Force; Columbus County, (N.C.)
    • Robert E. Allen in Air Force uniform about age 17 Robert E. Allen (1931-1998) was born in Columbus County, NC. He volunteered for the Air Force when he was 16 years old. He was based in California and in Alaska, and was a cook for the officers'...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Monument of Henry Bacon.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Henry Bacon
    • Monument is to Henry Bacon (1866-1924), who spent his childhood in Wilmington while his father, Henry Bacon, Sr. (1822-1891), was the chief engineer for the "Rocks", a Federal navigation project (begun in 1875) to close New Inlet near Federal...

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