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    • McEachern's Store

    • Merchants
    • Photograph of McEachern's Store, on Market Street around the middle of the block between 2nd and 3rd streets. William Heiden McEachern (right, 1867-1929) ran the store along with his brother Neil Morriss McEachern (1874-1937). Neil's family lived...
    • Men Wash Cars for Charity

    • car washes, Wilmington, NC
    • Robert Brewer sits high above Carolina Beach Road Saturday afternoon as he tries to attract attention to his softball team's car wash. The team, a local squad called "International Gardens," are in the background washing customers cars.
    • Wilmington Waterfront

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Government Buildings, Ships,
    • In the left foreground is the J.A. Springer Coal Company Building and equipment, the tower of the old Brownstone Post Office can be seen above the Southern Building. Many other downtown businesses can also be be seen. Several boats are docked along...
    • Riverfest 1981-2

    • Cape Fear River, USS North Carolina, Battleship, Balloon, 7-Up, Riverfest
    • This b&w photograph captures a balloon hovering above the Battleship North Carolina during Riverfest 1981.
    • The Shackman (2)

    • Columbus County, North Carolina, rural, poor, disadvantaged, kerosene, lantern
    • Henry Williams, known to people in Bolton, as the Shackman, spent more than 3 years in this tiny little house which had no running running water, electricity, or air conditioning/heating. Mr. Williams recently moved into a new trailor that has the...
    • Rush-Steljes Building

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    • Greek Revival style store with residence above, built for Antonio Rush (1814-1896), grocer; and wife, Emiline Louisa Silva (1830-1906), both of Portuguese descent. Owned by German born Diedrich Steljes (1833-1902), grocer; and wife, Mary Frances...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Banks Channel, Airplane, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • A small boat on Banks Channel and an early airplane above; also shows southern end of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and the coast. The beach is a...
    • Captain William Herbert Bixby

    • Bixby, William Herbert, 1849-1928; New Hanover County Public Library (Wilmington, N.C.); United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District
    • Photograph of William Herbert Bixby. William Herbert Bixby was a native of Massachusetts, born in 1849. He was the first District Engineer in Wilmington, NC, a post he held from 1884-1891. As District Engineer, Bixby supervised all river and...

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