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    • Boy Scouts Camp

    • Scouting, crafts, badges, camping, outdoors, organizations,
    • Tents pitched, American and troop flags displayed, scouts are working in different groups. In the foreground are the beginnings of tee pees, a totem pole and a sign with "grizzo" written on it.
    • New Hanover County Airport Glidescope

    • United States Navy, Airplanes, glidescopes, airports, New Hanover County Airport
    • A Navy plane lands at the New Hanover County Airport with the help of a glidescope which is in the building at the left in the foreground. The glidescope provides angular descent information to landing aircraft.
    • French Frigate

    • French Frigate Picard, French destroyer escort La Bourdonnais
    • The French Frigate Picard is moved into a Wilmingotn dock. The French destroyer escort La Bourdonnais is also seen docked and flying the French flag in the foreground. The ships were in Wilmington to convey the official greetings from France to...
    • North Front and Chestnut streets, looking north.

    • N. Front Street, Chestnut Street, Murchison Building, Feast of Pirates
    • At eleven stories, the Murchison-First Union Building is the tallest structure in Wilmington. Built 1913-1914, Wilmington native, Kenneth M. Murchison (1872-1938) of New York, was the architect for the Neoclassical Revival building, which...
    • North Front Street - 200 block.

    • N. Front Street, Murchison, Chestnut Street
    • Chestnut Street - 100 block - north side The main buildings are (from left) the first floor of the Murchison Building, (built 1913/1914); the Murchison National Bank-Acme Building (1902) and the tall building to the left, the Cape Fear Hotel...
    • Atlantic Coast Line train wreck

    • passenger cars, derailment, antique
    • Photograph is a view of an ACL train wreck showing a passenger car with wreckage on top and a disabled locomotive. Foreground shows show old cars and trucks including a pumper fire truck and an American Red Cross van (Regional Blood Center,...
    • U.S. Custom House

    • North Carolina, New Hanover County, riverfront, businesses, boats, buildings
    • A view taken from the Brunswick side of the Cape Fear River, showing the Wilmington waterfront. Buildings shown include the old U.S. Custom House (1843), the Masonic Building and the Tower of the Stone Post Office. Several types of rivercraft are...
    • Ceremony at Camp LeJeune

    • ceremonies, Camp LeJeune, NC
    • Major General Edward Cassity and Sargeant Major G.C. Beck (foreground) attach the meritorious unit commendation to the base colors at a ceremony Monday morning.
    • Wilmington Waterfront

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, Government Buildings, Ships,
    • In the left foreground is the J.A. Springer Coal Company Building and equipment, the tower of the old Brownstone Post Office can be seen above the Southern Building. Many other downtown businesses can also be be seen. Several boats are docked along...
    • Demolition of ACL Railroad Stage I

    • Wilmington, trains, demolitions, dynamite, downtown, transportation
    • The still intact, ACL Railroad building at Front and Red Cross Streets in 1960. Parking lot in foreground showing 2 men wearing hard hats as well as by-standers looking toward the building. Two trucks and 2 cars are parked in the lot.
    • U.S. Army Reserve Training Center, Wilmington, NC (2)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, reservists, Naval Reserves, Greenfield Lake,
    • A group of Army soldiers look on as a group of civilians are seated waiting for a program to begin in the parking lot beside the building. Flag is flying at full mast. Two military cars are in the foreground, one has "U.S. Army 1 E 9785 for...
    • Auditorium, the Hammocks (Harbor Island)

    • Wrightville Beach, N.C., Tide Water Power Company, Tide Water
    • Tide Water Power and Light Company built this large red-shingled auditorium in 1916. Since Baptists throughout the state used it for their programs, it was also known as the Baptist Seaside Assembly Building. During World War I, it was used by...

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