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    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • View from the upper story of the famous pavilion, looking east at bathers in the ocean. Note movie screen at extreme left. Wrightsville Beach was named for Joshua Grainger Wright (1758-1811) who owned a vast amount of acreage along the sounds and...
    • Ray Little Turtle

    • Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina; Civil rights; Hostage negotiations
    • Ray Little Turtle during a hostage situation in Robeson County. Ray Little Turtle (1938-2011) was a beloved local historian and advocate for the Lumbee People, known for his beautiful voice at Pow Wows and his dedication to Lumbee culture. He was...
    • 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A large gathering on the beach in front of Lumina. Note movie screen on left. 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion
    • A crowd assembles on ocean side of Lumina. 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...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Lumina Pavilion, Lumina, Wrightsville Beach, Beaches
    • In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the Tidewater Power Co.) and shortly thereafter, the line was converted...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Race
    • A crowd watches a foot race on the beach in front of Lumina. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the Wilmington and Seacoast Railroad to the Consolidated Railways, Light and Power Company (later the...
    • Wrightsville Beach - Lumina - Movie screen.

    • Wrightsville Beach, Beaches, Lumina, Lumina Pavilion, Movie Screen
    • The view of the outdoor movie screen at Lumina is taken from the upper level of the famous landmark. Silent movies were shown nightly during the summer season. In 1901, the beach car line from Wilmington to Wrightsville Beach was sold by the...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - Latimer Family Plot.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries, Graves, Latimer
    • Inscription on back: "Snakes, elephants, devils are on monument on left." Oakdale Cemetery was chartered in 1852, when sixty-five acres were initially acquired. The cemetery was organized in response to a nationwide movement towards large...
    • Oakdale Cemetery - General view.

    • Oakdale Cemetery, Cemeteries
    • Oakdale Cemetery was chartered in 1852, when sixty-five acres were initially acquired. The cemetery was organized in response to a nationwide movement towards large centrally located places of interment, which replaced church and private graveyards...
    • Martin S.  Willard Collection, 1810-1993

    • Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933; Willard, Martin Stevenson, -- 1858-1933. -- Correspondence; Carolina Insurance Comany -- History; North Carolina. -- Dept. of Insurance -- History; New Hanover County (N.C.). -- Board of Commissioners --...
    • This collection contains 35 boxes holding ledgers, correspondence, pamphlets, scrapbooks, newspapers, deeds, photographs, and insurance documents. Boxes 1-6 contain ledgers filled with correspondence from Willard’s insurance business. There are 16...
    • Members of the Wilmington Ten

    • Blacks--Civil Rights; State action (Civil rights)--United States--Cases; African American--History
    • Photograph of the members of the Wilmington Ten amongst a crowd standing in front of City Hall. The Wilmington Ten, a group made up of nine young African American men and one white woman, were all convicted in a case that made national news in...
    • Isaac Bear Memorial School

    • schools, Bear family, Isaac Bear, Isaac Bear School
    • The Isaac Bear School was located on the South side of the 1200 block of Market Street. It was built as a memorial to Isaac Bear (1852-1911), from a donation of 30,000.00 from Isaac's brother, Samuel (1854-1916). The school was a 2-story brick...
    • Catherine, Eliza, and Alice deRosset

    • deRosset Family
    • Portrait of Catherine, Eliza, and Alice de Rosset. Catherine, Eliza, and Alice deRosset were members of a prominent local family. They were some of the eleven children of Dr. Armand J. deRosset III and his first wife, Eliza Jane Lord. The family...
    • NCRPC0950

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • Photograph of the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company shipyard featuring some of the last vessels that were built in 1945 and launched the following year. The Santa Barbara, Santa Margarita, Santa Cecilia, Santa Maria, Santa Luisa and Santa Isabel...
    • William Benjamin Gould and sons

    • African American Sailors
    • William B. Gould, seated, a veteran of the Civil War and his six sons, including three First Lieutenants, One Major in the Reserve, and two Privates. William Benjamin Gould was a contraband, a slave who escaped to behind Union lines during the...
    • Kimbro Family at Airlie Gardens on Easter

    • Gardens; Wilmington (N.C.)
    • The Kimbro family in front of the Airlie Oak on Easter 1983. From left: Steven, Harriet, Jonathan, and Stephanie Lynn. Steven Kimbro was employed by GE Aircraft Engines. They lived in Wilmington, NC for six years before being transferred to...

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