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    • Andrew Harriss Family History Collection, 747-1998

    • Harris family; Montgomery family; Foy family; Nixon family; Saunders family; Jennings family; Bellamy family; Borden family; Milton family; Howell family; Wright family; Hyde family; Chapin family; Lee family; Ward family
    • The collection consists of genealogical data compiled by Andrew H. Harriss, Jr. over many years. Both his paternal and maternal lineages are included, many of them, early families of the Lower Cape Fear region. The information was taken from 12...
    • 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...
    • Stamp Defiance Chapter NSDAR Collection, 1921-2010

    • Daughters of the American Revolution -- Stamp Defiance Chapter -- History; Daughters of the American Revolution -- Stamp Defiance Chapter -- Registers
    • The Collection contains fourteen binders in chronological order. Each binder includes various materials presenting the accomplishments of the chapter from its founding in 1921 up to present day.
    • Robert "Bobby" Greer Collection, 1988-2010

    • Greer, Robert Gardner; County officials and employees -- North Carolina -- New Hanover County; Souvenirs (Keepsakes) -- North Carolina -- Wilmington -- 20th century
    • The Collection contains fifteen binders in chronological order from 1988 to 2010. Each binder includes various materials pertaining to Robert Greer’s political career and the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners.
    • Henry Rehder Azalea Festival Papers

    • Rehder, Henry Burbank, -- 1911-2004 -- Correspondence; Will Rehder Florist (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.) -- History; North Carolina Azalea Festival (Wilmington, N.C.) -- Pamphlets; Azalea Garden...
    • This collection contains materials collected by Henry Rehder that pertain to the Azalea Festival from 1948-1995. Every year is not represented with a higher concentration of materials in the 1950s and 1960s. The collection is arranged...
    • 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...

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