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    • Working on the Railroad

    • State Port off Burnett Blvd.
    • Lewis Davis and William Simms beat out a rhythmic sound as they drive spikes into a new section of track at the state port. Watching is supervisor Guy Williams. The workers were setting the "frog," a 4000 lbs piece of the switching mechanism that...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • W. P. A. workers developed land for the public park in addition to building the road around the lake. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • Cleaning the underbrush and trees, W.P.A. workers prepare the site for the construction of Community Drive. During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to help with the road construction, putting some of the numerous...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • The Community Drive/W.P.A. Project in the process of development. During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to...
    • Workers repair damaged tracks

    • railroads, railroad, accidents
    • CSX Transportation workers replace some of the tracks after Monday night's derailment in Warsaw in Duplin County (N.C.). The train's freight cars were loaded with corn, which was on its way to Carroll Foods when the derailment occurred.
    • Carolina Beach - Henniker Ditch.

    • Carolina Beach, Beaches, Henniker Ditch, WPA
    • During the depression, the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) workers dug the Henniker drainage ditch. The natural drainage of the area is from the Carolina Beach Lake to the Cape Fear River. A series of tributaries feed into the ditch, which...
    • Cotton Workers and Stevedores

    • Cotton; Cotton manufacture
    • Photograph of cotton workers and stevedores standing in front of one of the cotton steam compresses at the Old Champion Room at the Alexander Sprunt and Sons Cotton Exporters. The press exerted a pressure equal to 1,800 tons and had a...
    • Cotton Workers

    • Cotton manufacture; Cotton trade--North Carolina
    • Photograph of cotton workers buying cotton at Alexander Sprunt & Son, cotton exporters. By 1910, Wilmington-based Alexander Sprunt & Son were the largest cotton exporters in the nation. The business was located on 400 N. Front Street. The...
    • Carolina Beach, NC, Henniker's Ditch.

    • Carolina Beach, Beaches, Henniker's Ditch
    • Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph Winner (1843-1902) and his...
    • Carolina Beach, NC, Henniker's Ditch.

    • Carolina Beach, Henniker's Ditch
    • Carolina Beach is located on the Federal Point peninsula, bounded on the west by the Cape Fear River, and on the east and south by the Atlantic Ocean. An attempt was made to settle the area in the early 1880s by Joseph Winner (1843-1902) and his...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Community Drive
    • During the Depression, employees of the Workers Progress Administration (W.P.A.) built a road (Community Drive) around the lake. Those who had a job contributed a day's wages to help with the road construction, putting some of the numerous...
    • Burnt Mill Creek - Brookwood Park.

    • Burnt Mill Creek, Brookwood Park
    • During the Depression, W.P.A. workers clean up area around Burnt Mill Creek, near the suburb of Brookwood. The creek borders the western side of the suburb of Brookwood, which was an early development in Wilmington, just south of Market Street...
    • Greenfield Lake Park - Spillway Area.

    • Greenfield Lake, Spillway
    • During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion of the numerous area unemployed to work. In colonial...
    • Orr Farm Blueberries

    • North Carolina, Pender County, farms, farming, crops, fruits,
    • 4 caucasian and 3 African American workers are sorting and packing blueberries in a barn-like building at the J.W. Orr farm off U.S. 421 near Currie.
    • Wilmington Police Department Auction (1)

    • Wilmington, New Hanover County, North Carolina, buyers, sellers, bidders, bicycles, stolen items, law enforcement
    • Wilmington police department's Lieutenant C.M. James, wearing police overalls and a police ball cap, tags a small light-colored girls bike.Volunteer Vincent Wilson holds it steady as the bike goes on the auction block at the Wilmington Police...
    • Greenfield Lake Park.

    • Greenfield Lake, Overlake Pavilion
    • View of the overlake pavilion and the tranquil lake. During the Depression, construction workers built the five mile drive around the lake. It was completed in July, 1931, as part of a Works Project Administration(W.P.A.) attempt to put a portion...

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