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    • Cement Ship Sails Under Bridge

    • Bridges, ships, Ideal Cement Company, Cape Fear River, Wilmington, NC
    • Henry Stewart and friend Marry Sutton wait out the Catfish & Rock while the Keva Ideal sails under the Memorial Bridge 1/12/72. By the way, they hadn't caught any fish, but both agreed that it was a nice way to pass the time.
    • Charlie Soong

    • Missionaries--China--Biography; Publishers and publishing; Industrialists
    • Newspaper clipping of studio portrait of Charlie Soong. Soong (1863?-1918), who was born in China, set sail for Boston, MA, with his uncle in the Spring of 1878. Unsatisfied with his life as a salesman in his uncle's shop, Charlie escaped Boston...
    • John Bright Hill

    • North Carolina. General Assembly; Lawyers
    • Portrait of John Bright Hill. John Bright Hill (1897-1984) was born in Duplin County, NC. He attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, receiving both a Bachelor's and a Law degree. Hill started to practice law in Wilmington, NC in...
    • South Front Street - 400 block.

    • S. Front Street
    • The west side of the 400 block of South Front Street (Block 99) contains from left the Thomas H. Smith House (No. 420), the Meares-Bridgers-Kerchner House(No. 416), the Forshee-Sprunt House (No. 410) and the Governor Dudley Mansion (No. 400). The...
    • Brush Cutter

    • Railroads, New Hanover County, NC
    • A CSX Transportation Inc. bush cutter makes its way up the tracks that parallel Blue Clay Road Tuesday afternoon. The spider-like contraption uses blades on long metal arms to trim foliage off the right-of-way on and near the tracks.
    • Sallie Allen House

    • Neoclassical Revival bungalow built as rental property for Sallie Sholar Allen (1865-1929). Purchased in 1926 by Walter W. Way (1873-1936), heating and plumbing contractor; and wife, Juliet Orrell (1879-1967). Owned and occupied from 1950 to 1963...
    • Nathan Xanthos

    • Police; Sons of the American Revolution
    • Head shot of Nathan Xanthos used in a newspaper article about his work with crime victim assistance. Nathan Paleologos Xanthos (1922-2005) was born and raised in Wilmington, NC. After graduating from Duke University, Xanthos attended graduate...
    • Canal Drive, Carolina Beach

    • floods and flooding, streets, Carolina Beach
    • Pete Peterson who lives in the 500 block of Canal Drive at Carolina Beach drove his car as far as he could and then walked the rest of the way out of the flooded area. He said many were trapped by the high water. Peterson was walking through the...
    • C. E. Spivey

    • Restaurants; Whiteville (N.C.)
    • Head shot used in "Life Around Wilmington", a local magazine. C. E. "Gene" Spivey was born in Whiteville, NC, and moved to Wilmington before joining the U. S. Army in 1943. He earned a Bronze Medal during his WWII service. He started as an...
    • William Edgar Perdew

    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. William (Bill) Edgar Perdew (1919-2013) was born in Wilmington, NC, and was a lifelong resident. He was married to Margaret (Peggy) Moore in 1962. During World War II, he servied in the U.S. Army Air Corps and...
    • Robert L Henry

    • Newspaper clipping of photograph. Robert L. Henry (1939- ) was a loan officer at the North Carolina National Bank in the 1970's, working his way up from the position of a messenger.
    • The Spinster's Club

    • The Spinster's Club, 1958. From left to right: Harlene Vance (1939- ), Eleanor Colucci (1938- ), Betsy Burney, and Elizabeth (Betsy) Jewett. Spinster clubs were popular in the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s. It was a way for young women to get...
    • Cape Fear Club

    • social clubs, Wilmington, North Carolina, Cape Fear Club
    • Organized in 1852, the Cape Fear Club is reputed to be the oldest gentlemen's club in the South in continuous existence. The building, which was the James Dawson House located on the Northwest corner of Front and Chestnut Streets, was sold to the...
    • CG Cutter Modoc in front of U.S. Custom House

    • Custom House, Coast Guard, Modoc, Waterfront, Cape Fear River
    • U.S. Custom House, 1916 (now known as the Alton A. Lennon Federal Building after a former U.S. Congressman from North Carolina‚Äôs Seventh Congressional District). A U. S. Custom House has been on this site (Water Street, north, between Market and...


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