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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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Spectators View Harrier Jet

    • Naval aircraft carriers, Wilmington State Ports
    • One of the three Sea Harriers, a type of attack plane, takes off from the deck of the British aircraft carrier the HMS Invincible Wednesday morning at the state ports. The three planes took off before a crowd of spectators who watched as the plane...
    • Manly-Belden House

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    • House built by Frederick Sadgwar for Alexander Manly (1866-1944); and wife, Carrie Sadgwar (1871-1965). Manly, a painter by trade, was editor of the Daily Record, only U.S. daily black newspaper operating in 1897. House sold in 1915 to Julia A....
    • Arthur Bluethenthal

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; France. Armée. Escadrille Lafayette; Football players
    • Photograph of Arthur Bluethenthal in uniform. Arthur Bluethenthal (1891-1918) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended Princeton University where he was a first team All-American football player in 1911. Bluethenthal joined the American Ambulance...
    • F. L. Meier, Jr.

    • North Carolina State University
    • Head shot of F.L. Meier, Jr., used for his obituary in the newspaper. Francis Lemountte "Tanky" Meier Jr. (1922-2013) born and raised in Wilmington, NC. He attended Tileston and New Hanover High School, where he played on the tennis team. ...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Snow's Cut - Intracoastal Waterway.

    • Snow's Cut, Intracoastal Waterway
    • The Cut links Myrtle Grove Sound with the Cape Fear River and was completed in 1935. 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...
    • Snow's Cut - Intracoastal Waterway - 1935.

    • Snow's Cut, Intracoastal Waterway
    • The photo was taken from the middle of the Cut in a boat shortly after its opening. 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...
    • Fort Fisher.

    • Fort Fisher, Beach, Blockade Runner, Confederacy, Civil War
    • Fort Fisher Beach, showing exposed wreck of a blockade runner. 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...

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