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    • James E. L. Wade Collection, 1917-1980

    • Wade, James E. L., -- 1889-1980 -- Correspondence; Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company -- History; Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen -- History; Wade Realty Company (Wilmington, N.C.) --Correspondence; United Service Organizations (U.S.) --...
    • This collection deals largely with James E. L. Wade’s involvement in the public eye in Wilmington beginning with his career as a city councilman and later as mayor of Wilmington in the late 1950s and early 1960s. The first box contains two folders...
    • Airlie Garden Archive, 1736-2000

    • Airlie Gardens; Pembroke Jones Hunting Lodge; Pembroke Park; Wrightsville Sound, St.Andrews-on-the-Sound
    • This collection contains materials related to the history of Airlie Gardens and the families that owned the property. Most of the material, in the form of newspaper clippings, brochures, programs, letters, magazines, and handwritten or typed notes,...
    • 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...
    • Workers Clean up DMT Spill

    • chemical spills, wilmington, nc
    • Cape Industries employees clean up a load of Dimethyl Terephthalate which was spilled in an accident on 421 N Friday morning around 8 a.m. DMT is a material used to make polyester fiber and was taken from Cape Industries to the State Ports. The...
    • Parsley Estate - Live Oaks - Masonboro Sound

    • Parsley Estate, Live Oaks, Masonboro Sound
    • The house was built in 1912-13 by Walter Linton Parsley (1856-1941), a Wilmington lumberman, and was designed by Henry Bacon (1866-1924), a resident of Wilmington during his childhood and the architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The unique octagonal...
    • Thomas Norwood  Simmons Papers, 1908-1986

    • Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1935-1972; Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1908-1986 -- Correspondence; Simmons Sea-Skiff (boat); Boatbuilders -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Wooden boats -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Boatbuilding -- North Carolina --...
    • This collection contains business documents related to Simmons boat building business and Simmons personal financial records. The collection ranges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The first box contains correspondence. Most of this material...
    • 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...
    • Fourth Street - 0 block.

    • St. James Episcopal Church, Cemetery, Graves, Fourth Street
    • On the left side is St. James Episcopal Church Graveyard, the site of a 1787 duel between Samuel Swann and John Bradley. Note that the street’s paving material is brick. Southwest corner of Fourth and Market streets. Located on the southwest...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • 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...
    • McKoy Family Papers, 1950-1969

    • McCoy family; McKoy, James H., -- 1901-1964 -- Correspondence; Maco Light (Williamston, N.C.) -- History; Plantations -- North Carolina -- History
    • This collection contains the McKoy family’s assemblage of materials related to the history of Wilmington and the surrounding areas and, to a lesser extent, a chronicle of family history and activities. Most of the material, in the form of newspaper...
    • 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...
    • Naval Stores.

    • Naval Stores, Pine Tree, Resin, Rosin, Turpentine, Tar
    • Workers hack a pine tree to tap for resin. 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Banks Channel, Airplane, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • A small boat on Banks Channel and an early airplane above; also shows southern end of the 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...
    • Parsley Estate - "Live Oaks" - Masonboro Sound.

    • Parsley Estate, Masonboro Sound, Live Oaks
    • The house was built in 1912-13 by Walter Linton Parsley (1856-1941), a Wilmington lumberman, and was designed by Henry Bacon (1866-1924), a resident of Wilmington during his childhood and the architect of the Lincoln Memorial. The unique octagonal...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Jetty
    • Atlantic Ocean surf showing a portion of a wooden 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...
    • Naval Stores industry.

    • Naval Stores, Turpentine, Distillery
    • Turpentine distillery at an unknown site. 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...

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