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    • Chadbourn House

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    • Built by James H. Chadbourn for his daughter, Frances Chadbourn, who married Dr. Jack Stanley, dentist. Robert Ruark (1915-1965), newspaper journalist and novelist, spent part of his childhood here.
    • Tide Water Power Company Employees

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    • Tide Water Power Company Mechanics and Linemen in Wilmington, NC, standing in front of a trolley. The Tide Water Power Company, now part of Progress Energy, has been around as a company since at least the 1890s under one name or another. It...
    • 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...
    • Yopp-Costello Building

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    • Commercial building constructed as part of a Neoclassical Revival style complex with adjoining properties at 213 and 215 Princess Street. Purchased in 1906 by Walter E. Yopp (1860-1933); and wife, Emma Donnelly (1872-1955), who operated a funeral...
    • 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...
    • Wilkinson Alley

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    • Named for William Wilkinson, Colonial merchant and part owner of a rum distillery, who was a constable and Justice of the Peace. During the Revolutionary War, he served as deputy chairman of the Wilmington-New Hanover County Committee of Safety. ...
    • Park Avenue - Post Office Alley

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    • Park Avenue, now known as Post Office Alley, was created when the US Post Office was built on the corner of Front and Chestnut streets. A popular park was adjacent. Three buildings that faced the passage still stand, including No. 3, which became...
    • Cameron-Hollman House

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    • Built by Capt. George Cameron (c. 1750-1823) as his family residence. Purchased by Capt. Peter A. Hollman in 1814. Sold to H.F. Newkirk in 1910 and remained in family until 1969. The two wings were built earlier than the main part of the house. The...
    • Rev. Aaron Moore and Anna Briggs Moore

    • African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church. Cape Fear Conference
    • Newspaper clipping of photograph of Aaron Moore and wife, Anna Moore. Reverend Aaron Moore (1918- ) was born in the Old Town Community of Brunswick County and was married to Anna Briggs Moore. At the United Christian College in Goldboro, NC, he...
    • Margie Worthington

    • Artists; Women artists; Cameron Art Museum
    • Margie Worthington at St. John's Museum of Art. Margie Worthington is an artist and art educator. She moved to Wilmington, NC in 1984 where she became the first Curator of Education at St. John's Museum of Art (now Cameron Art Museum), a...
    • Neil Marcus Woodcock

    • Atkinson (N.C.); Pender County (N.C.) Board of Commissioners; World War II
    • Head shot used in newspaper article on Mr. Neil Marcus Woodcock's death. Neil Marcus Woodcock (1917-1999) was born in Atkinson, Pender County, NC. He was a 1933 graduate of Atkinson High School, and served in World War II for two and a half...
    • Warren Pennington & Kenyon Woody

    • Aviation; World War, 1914-1918
    • Warren Pennington (right) and Kenyon Woody standing in front of a World War I "Jenny" airplane. Kenyon Woody (1898-1986) was a World War I veteran when this picture was taken. They are standing next to Woody's war surplus Jenny airplane one...
    • 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...
    • Street containing adult enterprises

    • bars, tattoo, parlors, adult, entertainment, buses, Camp Lejeune, servicemen
    • Tours of high crime areas and adult establishments on Court Street in Jacksonville, N.C. became part of the marines indoctrination briefings. Escorted by Jacksonville police and Onslow sheriff's officers, the military tourists were shown dark...
    • Christopher Trotman Nixon

    • Boston Red Sox (Baseball team); High schools--North Carolina
    • Trot Nixon pitching for the New Hanover High School Wildcats. Christopher Trotman "Trot" Nixon (1974- ) was born in Durham, NC. He played baseball (outfield) and football (quarterback) for New Hanover High School (NHHS) in Wilmington, NC, and...
    • Canoe Racing

    • canoe racing, Wrightsville Beach
    • Five canoes, 2 men per canoe, racing in the Atlantic Ocean in front of Lumina Pier at Wrightsville Beach in the early part of the 20th century.

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