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    • St. Thomas The Apostle Church

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    • Gothic Revival style church built for Roman Catholic parish established January 1, 1845. Home church of The Rev. Thomas F. Price (1860-1919), co-founder of the Maryknoll Fathers, a missionary order, and James Gibbons (1834-1921), first Vicar...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Surf Bathing
    • View of beach and bathers. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph...
    • Carolina Beach - Street scene.

    • Carolina Beach, Pure Oil, Gas Station
    • Pure Oil station. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph Winner...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Hotel Royal Palm, Fountain's Rooms and Apartments, Hotels
    • People pose on the front porch of the Royal Palm Hotel. Fountain's Rooms and Apartments are next door to the right. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by...
    • Surf bathers at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • 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 islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • Wrightsville Beach - turn of the century.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Ocean View Beach
    • The southern extension of Wrightsville Beach was once called Ocean View Beach after the development company that owned that part of the beach. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Pavilion
    • Boardwalk and pavilion. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Pavilion
    • Pavilion, boardwalk and stand. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by...
    • Carolina Beach.

    • Carolina Beach, Boardwalk, Concessions
    • Main boardwalk area, including concessions. Early auto and delivery truck. Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made...
    • Crowd sunbathes at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • Crowd sunbathes on an unidentified local beach. 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...
    • Hanover Seaside Club

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    • Hanover Seaside Club members standing in front of their new clubhouse on Wrightsville Beach, NC. In 1897 in order to promote beach property and increase river passenger service, the New Hanover Transit Company offered ocean front lots in...
    • Wrightsville Beach. Atlantic surf and jetty.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • Wrightsville Beach. Atlantic surf and jetty. 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...
    • Fun in the surf at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Surf Bathing
    • 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 islands, which spans almost all of the North...
    • 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, Coast Guard, Oceanic
    • Coast Guardsmen participate in an aquatic contest on the ocean side of the Oceanic Hotel. 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...
    • Oakdale Cemetery

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    • North Carolina's first "rural cemetery," incorporated as the Wilmington Cemetery Company by an act of legislature on March 4, 1852. The sixty-five acre site offered high land, picturesque topography, streams and native vegetation. Organizers were...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Summer Festival, Banks Channel
    • Summer Festival - Banks Channel Bridge with boy swimmers racing. 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...

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