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    • 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...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Childen Celebrate Kwanzaa

    • New Hanover County, North Carolina, holidays, African Americans, activities, traditions, schools
    • Four male students and one female student from Dorothy B. Johnson Elementary School located at 1100 McRae St. light the first of the 7 candles of Kwanzaa. The table holds the wooden candle holder, fruit and wooden African figurines. Richard Cliette...
    • Harrison Farm Blueberries

    • North Carolina, farms, fruit, African Americans, workers, laborers, Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
    • In an old barn-like area, children at the Gale Harrison farm in Ivanhoe, Sampson County, wait in line to weigh the berries they have picked. Pickers are paid by the weight. One adult male seems to be helping. Cases of sodas, and empty wooden...
    • 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...
    • 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...
    • Lumina 3

    • Wrightsville Beach, pavilions, dancing, ballrooms
    • Dancers on the 2nd floor of Lumina ballroom. Strings of lights hanging from the ceiling, wooden dance floors, a large arched area holds the band and is decorated with potted palms. Men are in suits or sportscoats and women are in long dresses,...
    • Babies Hospital - Wrightsville Sound.

    • Babies Hospital, Hospitals, Wrightsville Sound
    • Dr. J. Buren Sidbury (extreme left) and his staff in front of the hospital. Founded on June 6, 1920 by Dr. J. Buren Sidbury (1864-1967), the original wooden building of the pediatric hospital burned in 1927. The Mediterranean style replacement is...
    • The Original Babies Hospital

    • hospitals, Babies Hospital
    • Founded on June 6, 1920 by Dr. J. Buren Sidbury (1864-1967), the original wooden building of the Pediatric Hospital burned in 1927. A Mediterranean style replacement was built and a third story was added in 1955-1956.
    • Spot Nets in Pages Creek

    • North Carolina, New Hanover County, streams, saltwater, fishing, boating
    • Marion Harrell , standing at the end of an old wooden dock, switches nets off his boat (NC 872188) as 2 men walk among other boats on the other side of Pages Creek on Middle Sound.
    • Thomas Norwood  Simmons Papers, 1908-1986

    • Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1935-1972; Simmons, Thomas Norwood, -- 1908-1986 -- Correspondence; Simmons Sea-Skiff (boat); Boatbuilders -- North Carolina. -- Wilmington; Wooden boats -- North Carolina -- Wilmington; Boatbuilding -- North Carolina --...
    • This collection contains business documents related to Simmons boat building business and Simmons personal financial records. The collection ranges from the late 1960s to the early 1970s. The first box contains correspondence. Most of this material...
    • Fifth Avenue Methodist Church

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    • Neo-Gothic style church built for congregation organized in 1847 to serve residents in the southern section of the city. This building, which replaced an earlier wooden structure, was dedicated on September 26, 1890. The education building, erected...
    • Students Launch Boat

    • CFTI Boats, Wilmington, NC
    • Ron Wahab (right) and John Langone (left) and Sandy Mitchell (far background) help launch the 22 ft hand built wooden boat into the surf at Wrightsville Beach next to the Sheraton Inn on Sat morning. The boat was built at Cape Fear Tech for...
    • View of City-County Hospital 1881

    • City-County Hospital, Community Hospital, hospitals
    • Founded in 1881, the area's first publicly-funded Hospital was the City Hospital,. Located at Tenth and Red Cross Streets, it was accessible by horse or carriage, or from Fourth Street, by a wooden sidewalk. The City-County Hospital was closed in...

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