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    • Motor Corps

    • World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
    • A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin,...
    • Major William Arthur Snow

    • United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
    • Military photograph of Major William Arthur Snow in uniform. William Arthur Snow (1894-1940) was born in New York and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and M.I.T. A decorated veteran of World War I, he served with the 2nd...
    • Bomb Shell on Third Street

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, 3rd, explosives
    • Sgt. Daniel Howard of the Marine Corps Reserve Center carries an empty bomb shell to his van. The shell was spotted on Third Street in Wilmington. Police blocked a couple of blocks of Third Street until the bomb was removed. Captain Phil...
    • Lieutenant Mildred McGirt

    • Fairmont (N.C.); Navy Nurse Corps Association; Atomic bomb
    • Newspaper photograph of Lt. Mildred McGirt. Mildred McGirt Dudgeon (1921-2011) was originally from Fairmont, NC, and visited family in Wilmington, NC. In 1941 she joined the U.S. Navy Nurses Corps and served on the hospital ship "Bountiful." In...
    • Evelyn MacDonald

    • United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.; Wilmington National Cemetery (Wilmington, N.C.)
    • Photograph of Evelyn MacDonald on the phone, probably at her business. Mrs. Evelyn Orrell MacDonald (1895-1966) was one of the leading members of the Business and Professional Women's Club in Wilmington, NC, and ran her own business, MacDonald...
    • Katherine Rehder

    • Nurses; Women veterans; World War II
    • Katherine Rehder in U.S. Nurses Corps uniform. Katherine Engelhard Rehder (1903-1964) was born in Rocky Mount, NC and died in Wilmington, NC. She was a captain in the U.S. Nurses Corps in World War II, and is buried in Oakdale Cemetery.
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Navy SEAL at Camp Davis

    • training, Camp LeJeune, NC
    • A member of the Navy elite Seals, a commando unit, storms into a "Soviet" camp to free a group of "hostages" in a Marine Corps war game Thursday, 8/9, on the site of Camp Davis near Holly Ridge. The Seal would not identify himself. The Marines...
    • Gillette House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style bungalow, built for George William Gillette (1888-1971); and wife, Pearl Marine (1891-1945), both natives of Marine, Onslow County. Gillettewas the electrical engineer with Tide Water Power Co., World War I and World War...
    • Intracoastal Waterway - Snow's Cut.

    • Intracoastal Waterway, Snow's Cut
    • Completed in 1935 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the channel connected Myrtle Grove Sound with the Cape Fear River. Named for Major W. A. Snow, one of the engineers who worked on the project, the Cut is a section of the Intracoastal Waterway and...
    • Bluethenthal Airport.

    • Bluethenthal Airport
    • Possibly dedication ceremony of the airfield in memory of Arthur Bluethenthal, first New Hanover County resident killed in action in World War I. Seated on the right is the Coast Artillery Corps Headquarters Band.
    • James Worley

    • Crayfish culture; Columbus County (N.C.)
    • James Worley holding a crawfish in a Star-News article. James Worley tried to start a crawfish pond on his family farm in Columbus County, NC after consulting with a state extension official. He hoped to expand production by reclaiming old rice...
    • Bessie & Sophie Xanthos

    • Greek Americans; Oakdale Cemetery
    • Newspaper photograph used in the wedding announcement of sisters Bessie and Sophie Xanthos. "Bessie" Billie D. Xanthos Pappas Frank (1919-2006) was born in Wilmington, NC. She was a member of the class of 1936 at New Hanover High School, and...
    • Paddlewheel Ship H.G. Wright

    • Wilmington, New Hanover county, North Carolina, boats, steam-powered, Army Corps of Engineers, snag boat
    • Left to right, Leslie Bright, state underwater archaeologist, Jerry Dunn, volunteer, and Dave Carnell, chairman of the board of directors of the New Hanover Co. museum work to raise the workings of the paddlewheel ship the H.G. Wright from the edge...
    • William Edgar Perdew

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    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. William (Bill) Edgar Perdew (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC, and was a lifelong resident. He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Moore in 1962. During World War II, he servied in the U.S. Army Air Corps and...
    • Tandy P. Carter

    • Police; African American--History
    • Tandy P. Carter, guest speaker at the Black History Month Commemorative program at the 597th Army Transportation Terminal in Southport, NC. Tandy P. Carter (1954- ) was the Deputy Chief of Police in Wilmington from 1998 to 2003. He served in the...
    • Oscar Herbert Wright House

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    • Neoclassical Revival style house built for Oscar Herbert Wright (1876-1940), native of Columbus County, quartermaster clerk for Seventh Army Corps in Havana (1898), commodities broker; and wife, Linnie E. Alderman (1879-1963). Remained in family...

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