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    • 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.

    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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 - 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...
    • Bowdoin-Marshall House

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    • Italianate style dwelling built in six weeks by Edward H. Bowdoin, a carpenter with Atlantic Coast Line Railroad. Purchased in July 1891 by Aquila S. Marshall (1866-1915), attorney with ACL. House remained in family until 1940.
    • Sonny Jurgensen

    • Jurgensen, Sonny, 1934-; Football Players
    • Sonny Jurgensen as a senior in the New Hanover High School 1953 yearbook. Christian Adolph "Sonny" Jurgensen III (1934- ) was born in Wilmington, NC. He started in three sports during his time at New Hanover High School. He averaged at least 12...
    • Catherine Kennedy Home

    • Women--Societies and clubs
    • Residents at the Catherine Kennedy home around Christmas time. In 1852 several Wilmington, NCladies came together to help the poor and elderly of the town, specifically women. The driving force was Catherine deRosset Kennedy (1800-1889), who led...
    • NCRPC01829

    • North Carolina Shipbuilding Company
    • This photograph depicts some of the last vessels constructed at the North Carolina Shipbuilding Company shipyard. The six Grace Line vessels are (from left to right): the SS Santa Isabel, hull 243, launched April 16, 1946; the SS Santa Luisa, hull...

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