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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...
    • Spofford Mills - Children in the swimming pool.

    • Spofford Mills, Delgado Mills, Swimming Pool
    • During the War Between the States, the site, where the Delgado (Spofford) Cotton Mill would eventually be built, was used as a camp for Confederate troops. Entrenchments were built there to protect Wilmington from possible land invasion from the...
    • 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...
    • Spofford Mills Swimming Pool.

    • Spofford Mills, Delgado Mills, Swimming Pool
    • During the War Between the States, the site, where the Delgado (Spofford) Cotton Mill would eventually be built, was used as a camp for Confederate troops. Entrenchments were built there to protect Wilmington from possible land invasion from the...
    • Bald Head Island Motel

    • North Carolina, Brunswick County,beaches, resorts
    • Photograph is an aerial view of the Bald Head Inn. Sandbags line the edge of the property to protect the Inn from the Atlantic Ocean. The Inn later lost it's battle to erosion and the structure was taken down.
    • Federal Point.

    • Fort Fisher, Federal Point
    • The "Rocks", built between 1875 and 1881, by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, is properly called New Inlet Dam. The inlet was opened in 1761 by a strong hurricane and was the easiest and best entrance into the Cape Fear River and avoided the dangerous...
    • 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...
    • Federal Point.

    • Fort Fisher, Civil War, Federal Point, Battery Buchanan, The Rocks
    • "Battery Buchanan" and "The Rocks," below Fort Fisher. A Confederate stronghold, Fort Fisher is located about twenty miles from Wilmington on the tip of the Federal Point peninsula. The fort protected the Port of Wilmington, which was the last...
    • Oyster Roast.

    • Oyster Roast, Spofford Mills
    • Spofford Mill employees enjoy an oyster roast at the sound. Mr. J. Holmes Davis (1883-1969), President of the Mill, is the first man at the right hand side of the middle table. During the War Between the States, the site, where the Delgado...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Spofford Mills (Delgado Mills).

    • Spofford Mills, Delgago Mills, Cotton Mills
    • Side view of house in mill village on Wrightsville Avenue at Kent Street. During the Civil War, the site, where the Delgado (Spofford) Cotton Mill would eventually be built, was used as a camp for Confederate troops. Entrenchments were built...

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