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Tales of a Confederate Yankee: Appleton Oaksmith and His Dream of Atlantic Beach Part 1

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Appleton Oaksmith, a Confederate veteran, purchased land on Bogue Banks in the 1870s in hope of creating a beachside resort. The land had been deeded out to the heirs of former residents and, concerned with future lawsuits, Oaksmith used his wife’s and wife’s sister’s names to purchase the properties. In total, Oaksmith acquired 300 acres of Atlantic Beach for a summer resort.
The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 18 Issue 2, Winter 2002, p15-18, il, por