Brinson recalls her first visit to Lion Tamer’s Camp in Salter Path, ca. 1934. As Salter Path had no tourist infrastructure, the family used a small vernacular craft to travel over to the banks. Other residents did have cars and could access Morehead City at low tide. The village of Salter Path itself consisted of a few properties with small, one story clapboard houses, and their gardens. The village post office, situated in the front room of a local resident, was a local meeting place.