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    • Boys Home, Lake Waccamaw, NC (2)

    • abused, neglected, children, Columbus County
    • Shawn Youmans uses a tractor to mow the grass beneath the pecan trees at the NC Boys Home at Lake Waccamaw. Shawn spent 4 years there as a boy, and now has a summer job there before returning to college.
    • Postcard from Daisy Lovering

    • actress, Hollywood, postcard
    • Front of a postcard from Daisy Lovering to her neices Helen and Susan Lovering. The postcard features an illustration of actress Deanna Durbin's Hollywood home. The reverse side gives Daisy's new address. Daisy (1869-1950) was an actress who...
    • Bessie Gyetvai Tokoly

    • Agriculture; Homemakers
    • Photograph of Bessie Tokoly. Bessie Gyetvai Tokoly (1917-2013) was a native of the St. Helena community of Burgaw, NC in Pender County. She was married to James Tokoly and lived and farmed in Pender County her whole life. She is buried in the St....
    • Airlie Estate

    • Airlie Gardens, Pembroke Jones
    • Airlie Estate, former home of Pembroke Jones, who died in 1919. The estate comprised 155 acres. The formal Airlie Gardens, is now a New Hanover County Park.
    • James Hilary Worthington

    • Artists; Art festivals
    • James Hilary Worthington at his home studio. James Hilary Worthington (1927-1997) was a big supporter of the arts in Wilmington, NC. He helped start the Wilmington Art Association, and was one of the founders of the Piney Woods Festival that was...
    • Matteau

    • Asiatic elephant; Zoo exhibits
    • Photograph of Matteau standing in her shelter by Highway 117. Matteau was a female Asian elephant that once belonged to the Tote-Em-In Zoo located on Highway 117 in Wilmington, NC. The privately-owned zoo is the realized dream of George Tregembo...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
    • Maintenance shop area. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some...
    • Richard Frederick Hewlett, Jr.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company; Environmentalists; Tennis
    • Photograph of Richard Frederick Hewlett, Jr. used online by the funeral home. Richard Frederick Hewlett, Jr. (1929-2013) was born and died in Wilmington, NC. He grew up in the Dry Pond area of Wilmington, where he became a local and state level...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad,
    • Maintenance shop area. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train
    • Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad in the world. Some years later, that railroad...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Freight yards. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the longest railroad...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • The railroad's freight rail yards are depicted in this photo. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • The railroad's freight rail yards are depicted in this photo. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly was at one time, the...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad freight yard.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Train Yard
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad freight yard. The freight office of the ACL Railroad dates from about 1900 and is located on Nutt Street, near the Cape Fear River. (Currently [1999] the Wilmington Railroad Museum). The warehouse at left (519 Nutt...
    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad.

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Union Station, N. Fourth Street
    • View of the railroad yards from Fourth Street, looking west toward Union Station. Since the mid-nineteenth century, Wilmington had been a railroad town, beginning with the Wilmington & Weldon Railroad, which was organized in 1838, and reportedly...
    • A.C.L. Freight Warehouse

    • Atlantic Coast Line Railroad, Warehouses, Waterfront
    • This b&w photograph features an aerial view of the A.C.L. Freight Warehouse and portions of the "A" building warehouse--both of which would later serve as home of the Wilmington Railroad Museum.

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