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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • James Isaac Metts

    • Soldiers--Confederate States of America--Biography; Kinston (N.C.); Civil War campaigns; Johnson Island Prison
    • Original picture of Mr. James Isaac Metts, used for the engraving in "Biographical History of North Carolina" by Samuel Ashe. James Isaac Metts (1842-1921) was born in Kinston, NC, and moved to Wilmington, NC at age six. He joined the...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...

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