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    • Nineteenth Century Cistern Found at Third and Chestnut Streets

    • Wilmington, New Hanover county, North Carolina, downtown, historical finds, archaeologists, 19th century, 1800's, rain water, containers,
    • Rita Elliott, sitting on upturned bucket at right, takes down information from Ed Glazier, center, who is inside a 19th century cistern while an unidentified worker at top of photo digs outside the cistern. It was found under the parking area at...
    • Wrightsville Beach - turn of the century.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Ocean View Beach
    • The southern extension of Wrightsville Beach was once called Ocean View Beach after the development company that owned that part of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage...
    • Intracoastal waterway near Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Intracoastal Waterway,
    • The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal - being completed in 1805. Other...
    • Cape Fear River.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island, Point Peter, Steamer
    • A steamer is in the river in front of Eagles Island. Point Peter is in the background. The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the junction of the Haw and Deep Rivers in Chatham County, NC, and flows southeasterly...
    • Intracoastal Waterway under construction.

    • Intracoastal Waterway, Henry Bacon
    • The dredge is the Henry Bacon. The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal -...
    • Sound adjacent to Intracoastal Waterway.

    • Intracoastal Waterway, Sound
    • The idea of a national intracoastal waterway system from Maine to the tip of Florida was conceived as early as the late eighteenth century. Several portions were built, with the first link - the Dismal Swamp Canal - being completed in 1805. Other...
    • Burgwin-Wright House

    • historic houses, tourist attractions, 18th century, decorative iron fence, gates, magnolia tree
    • Modern view of the front of the Burgwin-Wright House at the corner of 3rd and Market Streets. Built in 1770, it is a good example of an eighteenth century townhouse. It was the British General Cornwallis' headquarters during the Revolutionary War.
    • 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...
    • Castle Hayne - Flower Farm

    • Castle Hayne, Flower Farm, MacRae
    • Located in northern New Hanover County, Castle Hayne was named for Captain Roger Haynes (died before November, 1739), who owned a colonial plantation in the area. Around the turn of the twentieth century, Hugh MacRae (1865-1951), a local developer,...
    • Greenfield Lake Park - Spillway Area.

    • Greenfield Lake, Spillway
    • 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 Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion of the numerous area unemployed to work. In colonial...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Overlake Pavilion
    • View of the overlake pavilion and the tranquil 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 Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Cypress Trees
    • Cypress trees, hung with Spanish moss, in 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 Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion...
    • Greenfield Lake Park - Gardens.

    • Greenfield Lake, Gardens
    • 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 Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion of the numerous area unemployed to work. In colonial...

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