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    • Azalea Festival Royalty

    • New Hanover County, festivals, parades, gardens, beauty contests, pageants,
    • Miss Wilmington Angela Jenness, wearing her crown and a corsage (right) and North Carolina Azalea Festival Princess Tricia Parker (Hoggard H.S. graduate) talk with each other during an outside Azalea function as a group of festival goers look on.
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the...
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch

    • Welch, Betty Jo Hyde; University of North Carolina, Wilmington; College teachers
    • Dr. Betty Jo Welch of the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW). Dr. Betty Jo Hyde Welch (1934-1987) was a well respected professor of Speech Communications at UNCW. She began teaching at UNCW in 1970 as the first full-time faculty...
    • Boy Scouts Camping

    • Bruswick County, North Carolina, camping, scouting, organizations
    • Micheal Randolph, left, and Jeffray Hankins enjoy each others company while resting on cots in their tent at a scouts campsite. They are members of Troop 243, Bolivia, NC.
    • Boy Scouts Camporee

    • New Hanover County, Jacksonville, Onslow County, Marine base, camping, scouting, organizations, camps, games, activities
    • Wilmington area boy scouts play a "Build-a-scout" game, where they climb on each others shoulders trying to get as many bodies as possible on a box. Two of the scouts have Troop 202 on their shirt sleeves. The camporee took place at Camp LeJeune,...
    • Wrightsville Beach, ca. late 1920s.

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    • Five children in bathing suits pose at the beach near Lumina. Note the movie screen in the water at left. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. 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...
    • Francis Paul O'Crowley

    • Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.; Laundry industry; Festivals
    • Portrait of Francis Paul O'Crowley. Francis Paul O'Crowley (1892-1956) was born in Ireland and came to the United States in 1911. During World War I, he enlisted in the Canadian Army and was assigned to the Air Force. O'Crowley worked for a period...
    • Beaux-Arts Ball

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, parties, museums, feathers, buildings, organizations, costumes, masks, prizes
    • Sam Garner wearing a mask (left) and Kitty Fitzgibbon admire each other's plumage and jewels during the Beaux-Arts Ball held at the Scottish Rite Temple. The ball is a fund raiser for St. John's Museum of Art.
    • Blockade Runner Hotel (1)

    • New Hanover County, Atlantic Ocean, Intracoastal Waterway, sound
    • The Blockade Runner Hotel was the first modern high-rise hotel on Wrightsville Beach, designed by Oliver & Smith, architects, of Norfolk, Virginia. The seven story brick building contained 120 rooms, each with a view of the ocean or Banks Channel....
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A crowd assembles on ocean side of Lumina. 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...
    • 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 - Lumina.

    • Lumina Pavilion, Lumina, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the Tidewater Power Co.) and shortly thereafter, the line was converted...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Pomander Walk Cottages
    • Pomander Walk Cottages were located on the western side of Lumina (shown in the background). In 1930, the twenty cottages, built on this site replaced a "Tent City," a project of the Tidewater Power Company, who also owned Lumina. The "city" was...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Race
    • A crowd watches a foot race on the beach in front of Lumina. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the...
    • Helen Anderson and James

    • Festivals; Gardening--Societies, etc.
    • Helen Sindell Anderson and her great-grandson James on the back deck of her youngest son's house in Wilmington, NC. Helen Sindell Anderson (1923-2008) was born in Huntington, WV, but lived 37 years in Wilmington, NC. She was a member of the Cape...

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