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    • Traffic Waits for Bridge to Open

    • Traffic jams, Bridges, Wilmington, NC
    • Traffic sits at the foot of the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge(at Wooster St.) Monday morning waiting for the gates to rise. The bridge, plagued by opening and closing difficulties, kept drivers trying to enter and leave Wilmington waiting by not...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • View of City-County Hospital 1881

    • City-County Hospital, Community Hospital, hospitals
    • Founded in 1881, the area's first publicly-funded Hospital was the City Hospital,. Located at Tenth and Red Cross Streets, it was accessible by horse or carriage, or from Fourth Street, by a wooden sidewalk. The City-County Hospital was closed in...
    • 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...
    • Snow's Cut - Intracoastal Waterway - 1935.

    • Snow's Cut, Intracoastal Waterway
    • The photo was taken from the middle of the Cut in a boat shortly after its opening. Completed in 1935 by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, the channel connected Myrtle Grove Sound with the Cape Fear River. Named for Major W. A. Snow, one of the...
    • 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...
    • Bathers 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 - U.S. Coast Guard.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard
    • U.S. Coast Guard provides life-saving training in surf boats. 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...
    • AIDS Quilt Displayed at UNCW

    • Art exhibits, UNCW
    • Volunteers prepare panels from the traveling Aids Quilt for display at UNC-Wilmington's Trask Coliseum Thursday afternoon. The quilt, made with panels that honor people who have died of Aids opened Thursday night. Crews worked worked most of the...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Tarrymore, Oceanic, Hotels
    • View of the Atlantic Ocean at Station One. Large building on left is the back 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Coast Guard
    • Coast Guardsmen practice with a buoy in life-saving exercise on 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 part of the North...

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