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    • George Kirby, Ben Chavis, and Angela Davis

    • Chavis, Ben, 1948- ; Kirby, George, ?-1997; Davis, Angela, 1944-
    • Photograph of George Kirby, Ben Chavis and Angela Davis, and unknown supporter. Ben Chavis (1948 - ) is originally from Oxford, North Carolina. He was a minister from the United Church of Christ's Commission for Racial Justice at the time of...
    • Cape Fear River - Steamer, Wilmington.

    • Cape Fear River, Steamer, Wilmington
    • The legendary steamer, Wilmington, was owned by John W. Harper (1856-1917), who was also her captain. Capt. Harper began taking passengers down the Cape Fear River from Wilmington to Southport about 1887. He owned two boats - the Passport and the...
    • St. James Episcopal Church Graveyard.

    • St. James Episcopal Church, Churches, Cemetery
    • Southwest corner of Fourth and Market streets. Located on the southwest corner of Fourth and Market streets (Block 154), the earliest mention of St. James' Graveyard was in 1781, during the British occupation of Wilmington, although a portion of...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Banks Channel, Race
    • A crowd gathers to watch races in Banks Channel. 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...
    • John H. McRae

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    • Portrait of John H. McRae John McRae (1806-1883) was a Wilmington Town Commissioner as well as the Magistrate of Police in Wilmington, NC from 1847 through 1855. In 1855, the name of the head of the town government changed from Magistrate to...
    • Fishing pier at Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Piers, Fishing
    • Fishermen display their catches at an ocean pier. From the fishermen's clothing, it appears to be in the late fall, when blue fish are usually abundant in the surf. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a...
    • Aquilla Day

    • Free African Americans; Furniture making; Day, Thomas, 1748-1789
    • Portrait of a woman thought to be Aquilla Day, wife of Thomas Day. Aquilla Wilson Day (1830- ) was the wife of Thomas Day, a renowned artisan, furniture maker, woodworker, and a free black living in North Carolina. They married on January 7, 1830....
    • Hubert Eaton, Sr.

    • African American Physicians; Eaton, Hubert A. (Hubert Arthur), 1916-1991; African American tennis players; Segregation
    • Studio Portrait of Hubert Eaton, Sr. Hubert A. Eaton, Sr. (1916-1991) was born in Fayetteville, NC. He received his Bachelor of Science from Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte NC in 1937, and went on to the University of Michigan, where he...
    • Elizabeth Fishblate Buck

    • Women dressmakers; Business and Professional Women’s Club (Wilmington, N.C.); Millinery
    • Posed news photograph of Elizabeth Fishblate Buck. Elizabeth Fishblate Buck (1891-1931) was the daughter of S. H. Fishblate, the first Jewish mayor of Wilmington, NC, and Fannie Schaap of Richmond, VA. She married Harry C. Buck in 1915. After...
    • Hilton Park.

    • Hilton Park, Christmas Tree
    • On the north side of Wilmington, the World's Largest Living Christmas Tree, photographed in the snow. For many years, Wilmington's community Christmas tree was erected at the entrance to City Hall on Third Street. In the fall of 1928, James E. L....
    • Aerial View of Kure Beach

    • North Carolina, New Hanover County, highway 421, Atlantic, industry
    • This is the ocean intake for the Ethyl Dow Chemical Co. which closed in 1945. The plant took bromine out of the seawater to use in making anti-knock gasoline. Years later the LaQue Center set up their corrosion testing operation at this location...
    • 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 after a big storm.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Storm
    • 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...
    • Naval Stores.

    • Naval Stores, Rosin, Resin, Turpentine, Tar, Eagles Island
    • Since colonial times, naval stores were an important industry for not only southeastern North Carolina, but the nation as well. World commerce depended on ships with wooden hulls, tarred riggings and sails, making pitch, tar, turpentine and rosin...

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