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    • Earvin Long

    • Veterans; World War II
    • Earvin Long at the VFW Post 6066 in Nakina, NC. Earvin Willard Long (1926-1991) was born in Columbus County, NC. A veteran of WWII, he was very active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He had a rare disease called Castleman's disease, which he...
    • Gene Long

    • Seafood industry
    • Gene Long in his seafood store, Motts Channel Seafood. Gene Long (1950- ) has been running his seafood store, Motts Channel Seafood, in Wrightsville Beach, NC for over 25 years. He began fishing at the age of 8, and has a lengthy history in the...
    • Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr.

    • Harriss, Andrew Howell, 1898-1998; Order of the Long Leaf Pine
    • Military photograph of Andrew Howell Harriss, Jr. in uniform. Andrew Harriss (1898-1998) was born in Wilmington, NC. He fought in World War I (with parental consent as he was only 16), and participated in five major engagements during his time...
    • Lake Forest School Principals

    • Educators
    • Lake Forest Principals in front of the school. Clifton L. Long (1941- ) was the principal, and Gwendolyn L. Robinson (1931- ) and Russell D. Simmons (1943- ) were the assistant principals at Lake Forest School in this photo, probably when it was a...
    • Ladies on Cotton Wagon

    • crops, wagons, transportation,
    • A group of well-dressed ladies in long skirts and big decorative hats are sitting on bales of cotton that are loaded on a large cotton wagon. One lady sits upon 1 of the 2 mules hooked to the wagon. Three women stand by the back of the wagon. Two...
    • Delgado Mill Office

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    • Queen Anne style office building constructed for Delgado Cotton Mill (1899-1930), established by Edwin C. Holt, North Carolina textile magnate. It is the only surviving brick building from the original mill complex. The offices remained here...
    • Lumina 3

    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • Bagg House

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    • Queen Anne style house built for Horace Alexander Bagg (1825-1910), native of Gilbertsville, NY; and wife, Julia E. Robitsch (1838-1885), native of Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He was a naval stores inspector and served as city treasurer and...
    • Diane Cobb Cashman and Andrew Harriss, Jr.

    • Cashman, Diane Cobb, 1938-; Lower Cape Fear Historical Society; Harriss, Andrews, Jr., 1898-1998
    • Photograph of Diane Cobb Cashman and Andrew Harriss, Jr. at a "Cape Fear Adventure" Christmas party. Diane Cobb Cashman (1938- ) is a prolific local author and researcher. She was a former president and longtime archivist for the Lower Cape Fear...
    • Feast of Pirates, 1927.

    • Feast of Pirates, Cape Fear River
    • To begin Feast of Pirates celebrations, a “pirate ship,” flying the scull and crossbones (pictured here) rounded a bend in the Cape Fear River and prepared to “capture” Wilmington. After doing “battle” with the Coast Guard cutter,...
    • Sternberger-Small House

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    • Craftsman style bungalow built by Solomon Sternberger (1870-1945), dry goods merchant, for son, Julius Earl "Jinx" Sternberger (1897-1966), World War I veteran, realtor, director of Carolina Savings & Loan; and wife, Sadibel Simon (1904-1983),...
    • Whale - Wrightsville Beach, NC.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Whale
    • Whale's mouth and teeth. A large sperm whale washed up on the beach (pictured center). The whale measured fifty-four feet in length and thirty-three feet in girth. Its tail was fourteen feet wide and the lower jaw was ten feet long and contained...
    • Elijah Hewlett

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; Sheriffs; Census takers (Persons)
    • Studio portrait of Ejiah Hewlett. Elijah Hewlett (1828-1919) was born near Masonboro Sound, NC, the son of John Hewlett Jr. and Ann Eliza Todd Hewlett. He was appointed Captain of the Masonboro Home Guard by Governor Vance during the Civil War....
    • Thalian Hall - 300 block of Princess Street.

    • Thalian Hall, City Hall, Princess Street, N. Third Street
    • Clothing collected for the poor during the Depression years. Entrance of Thalian Hall and steps. Wilmington's impressive City Hall and attendant theater, Thalian Hall, was authorized by the Wilmington Board of Alderman in 1854. John Trimble, a New...
    • Claud "Buck" O'Shields, Jr.

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina Association of County Commissioners; Real estate agents
    • Portrait of Claud "Buck" O'Shields, Jr. Claud O'Shields, Jr. (1941-) was born in Wilmington, NC. He attended New Hanover High School and Wilmington College. O'Shields worked for WECT-TV from 1958 to 1973. Since 1973, he has been working in the...
    • James Pritchard Herring

    • Educators; farming
    • Portrait of James Pritchard Herring. James Pritchard Herring (1865-1942) was born in Long Creek, Pender County, NC. He worked on his family's farm until the age of 18, when he started to teach school and save money to attend Wake Forest College....
    • John C. Wessell House

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    • Prairie style house built for John Charles Wessell (1877-1960), physician and surgeon; and wife, Isabelle Struthers (1883-1962), native of Columbus County. The New Hanover County tuberculosis hospital was named in his honor for his long service in...
    • Karen Eckberg Gottovi

    • New Hanover County (N.C.). Board of Commissioners; North Carolina. General Assembly; Reference librarians
    • Photograph of Karen Eckberg Gottovi. Karen Eckberg Gottovi (1941- ) was born in Rochester, NY. Gottovi was a Phi Betta Kappa scholar at Wells College and graduated from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with an M.L.S. in Library...
    • Cape Fear River.

    • Cape Fear River, Eagles Island, Point Peter, Steamer
    • A steamer is in the river in front of Eagles Island. Point Peter is in the background. The Native Americans called the river, "Sapona," which is formed by the junction of the Haw and Deep Rivers in Chatham County, NC, and flows southeasterly...

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