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    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Banks Channel, Race
    • A crowd gathers to watch races in Banks Channel. 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 part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of...
    • Fishing pier at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Piers, Fishing
    • Fishermen display their catches at an ocean pier. From the fishermen's clothing, it appears to be in the late fall, when blue fish are usually abundant in the surf. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a...
    • Hannah Knolton Wright and children

    • Episcopal Church; Wright, Thomas Henry, 1904-
    • Newspaper photograph of Hanna Knolton Wright, wife of Bishop Thomas H. Wright, and her three children: Thomas Henry, James Knolton, and Hannah Knolton. Hannah Knolton Wright (1916-2001) was born in West Virginia and died in Wilmington, NC. She...
    • Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Inc. (DARE, Inc.) Collection, 1977-2000

    • Downtown Area Revitalization Effort, Inc. -- History -- 20th century; Wilmington Downtown, Inc. -- History -- 20th century; Historic preservation -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Economic development -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; City planning...
    • The collection comprises almost thirty years of DARE’s mission and consists of minutes, agendas, newsletters, correspondence, financial records, deeds, maps, blueprints, photographs, and both magazine and newspaper articles. The collection is...
    • Dr. William H. G. Lucas

    • Physicians; White Oak (Bladen County, N.C.)
    • Head shot of Dr. William H.G. Lucas. Dr. William H. G. Lucas (1844-1919) was born at White Hall in Bladen County, his family home for a hundred years. He was a physician in Bladen County for almost fifty years, and a member of the State and...
    • Carolina Beach Boardwalk (5)

    • businesses, boardwalks, pedestrains, Carolina Beach
    • The Carolina Beach Boardwalk is almost deserted in spite of the sunny weather at this time of year. Evidently, David has sent all but the die-hards home.
    • Kate Stuart

    • Smithville (Southport)
    • Kate Stuart was born 1844, in a waterfront inn in Smithville (Southport), North Carolina. In 1862, after graduating school Kate was the main help for her mother in running what became known as the Stuart House. During the Civil War before...
    • Surf bathers at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • 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 part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard, Oceanic
    • Coast Guardsmen participate in an aquatic contest on the ocean side of the Oceanic Hotel. 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 part of...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard
    • Coast Guardsmen practice with a buoy in life-saving exercise on 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 part of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard
    • In Banks Channel, the Coast Guard demonstrates how to turn over a boat. 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 part of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Seashore Hotel, Hotels, Banks Channel
    • A panoramic view of the beach taken from Harbor Island across Banks Channel. The Seashore Hotel is the large building at left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Seashore Hotel, Hotels, Banks Channel
    • A panoramic view of the beach taken from Harbor Island across Banks Channel. The Seashore Hotel is the large building at left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Swimsuit Contest
    • A bathing beauty contest is held at an unknown location on 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 part of the North Carolina...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Swimsuit Contest
    • Bathing beauties during contest. 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 part of the North Carolina Banks, a chain of barrier islands,...

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