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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • John Burney, Jr.

    • University of North Carolina, Wilmington; Lawyers; Veterans; World War II
    • John Burney, Jr. questioning Wilmington Police Chief Robert Wadman on the witness stand in an ABC hearing. John Jay Burney, Jr. (1924-2010) was born in Wilmington, NC, at James Walker Hospital. He had a long and distinguished career as an...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Spillway
    • Part of the gardens at the lake in the spillway area. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion...
    • Greenfield Lake Park - Spillway Area.

    • Greenfield Lake, Spillway
    • During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion of the numerous area unemployed to work. In colonial...
    • Motor Corps

    • World War, 1914-1918--Women--United States
    • A photograph of women in the Motor Corps. The caption reads "Just a part of our Motor Corps, Wilmington North Carolina." Names included on the photograph, left to right: Fennell (possibly Charlotte), Dickinson, Lewis, Bluethenthal, Rankin,...
    • Marines Prepare Machine Gun

    • Training, Camp LeJeune, NC
    • Sweltering in near 100 degree heat, Marines in foxholes on Onslow Beach prepare .50-caliber machine gun for anti-aircraft use. While Hawk surface-to-air missiles were the primary line of defense against drones playing the part of enemy aircraft ,...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Overlake Pavilion
    • View of the overlake pavilion and the tranquil lake. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion...
    • Arthur Bertram Skelding

    • Yale University; Wrightsville Beach (N.C.)
    • Arthur Bertram Skelding posing for a picture, probably in D.C. Arthur Bertram Skelding (1868-1957) was born in Connecticut, and was a graduate of Yale Univeristy with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He married Clara Dorothy Ames of...
    • Isaac Bear School - Market Street, 1200 block.

    • Isaac Bear School, Schools, Market Street, Wilmington College
    • Built in 1912, the structure was an elementary school until the mid-1940s. The building was erected with funds donated by Samuel Bear (ca. 1854-1916) in memory of his brother, Isaac Bear (1852-1911). It became the first home of Wilmington College...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Cypress Trees
    • Cypress trees, hung with Spanish moss, in the lake. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion...
    • Greenfield Lake Park - Gardens.

    • Greenfield Lake, Gardens
    • During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion of the numerous area unemployed to work. In colonial...
    • Julia Hill & Opal Herring

    • School Principals
    • Photograph of Julia Hill and Opal Herring, May Day ceremony at Pembroke Jones Park. Miss Julia Hill (1878-1949) was the principal of Isaac Bear Memorial School, and Opal Herring (1922-2011), 7th grader, was Queen of the May in 1935. Miss Hill was...
    • St. Mark's Episcopal Mission Church School

    • Church schools--United States; African American--History; African American educators
    • Photograph of teachers and students in front of St. Mark's Episcopal Church Mission School. The Mission School was founded in 1920 by Ethel Bernard. It was located at 719 Harnett Street, Wilmington, NC and overseen by the Rev. Edward S. Willett,...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to help with the road construction, putting some of the numerous...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • The Community Drive/W.P.A. Project in the process of development. During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to...

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