Louis T. Moore (on right) and J. E. L. Wade, possibly at the dedication of the memorial to the men from the city and county who fought in WWI and WWII at Greenfield Lake.
James E. L. Wade (1889-1980), consummate Wilmington politician and Louis Toomer Moore(1885-1961), tireless promoter of Wilmington and New Hanover County. J.E.L. "Hi Buddy" Wade served the city and state government for over 50 years.
Louis T. Moore was the Executive Secretary of the Chamber of Commerce from 1921 through 1941 and as such took over nine hundred photographs of New Hanover County and the vicinity. He also was the author of "Stories Old and New of the Cape Fear Region", a very popular local history book. It was due to Mr. Moore's efforts that over twenty North Carolina Historical Highway Markers were placed in our area. He was instrumental in leading the effort to deepen the Cape Fear Channel and improve the Port of Wilmington, a booster of the intra-coastal waterway system, and did much to preserve landmarks and historic sites in the area. At his death Mr. Moore was called the area's most outstanding historian. His family generously donated his photograph collection to the New Hanover County library after he died.
Moore, Louis Toomer, 1885-1961
black and white photograph
James E. L. "Hi Buddy" Wade Collection 1817-1980, Sp. Coll. #1210
Given to the New Hanover County Public Library by the Cape Fear Museum in 2007
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