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The outbreak of World War II placed Robert Ruark's writing career on hold. Enlisting in the Navy, Ruark served in the Armed Guard aboard merchant ships transporting supplies to the Allies. Glover chronicles some of Ruark's wartime experiences and summarizes his postwar writing career, which included the novels Something of Value, Uhuru, and Poor No More.
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Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Bulletin (NoCar F 262 C2 L6x), Vol. 44 Issue 1, Oct 1999, p1-15, por, bibl, f
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A collection of letters belonging to the family of Mary Eloise Bethell that were written during World War II gives a picture of life on the homefront in Wilmington. The letters are from officers at nearby Camp Davis who rented rooms at the Bethell home when they came to town.
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The impact of World War II on Wilmington between 1941 and 1945 is discussed by Smith. Military construction was in high gear and included the following projects: a coastal artillery base; Camp Davis, which housed 20,000 soldiers; Army Air Force fields in New Hanover County; and naval and coast guard centers in Brunswick County. Housing was a great need, as were eating and entertainment places. However, the great prosperity also bought a rise in crime and related social problems.
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Lawrence Lee was many things during his life -- CPA, businessman, world traveler -- but his first love was history. He taught history at the Citadel and wrote a number of books on the subject. One of his greatest achievements was fulfilling his childhood dream of finding Brunswick Town, as well as other \"lost\" North Carolina sites. Lee was one of the founders of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society in 1957.
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Life on the homefront in Wilmington during World War II is portrayed as seen through the eyes of Dorothy Ulrich Troubetzkoy. Mrs. Troubetzkoy was the wife of Serge Troubetzkoy, an army officer, stationed at nearby Camp Davis.
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This reprint of Jane Dalziel Wood's report on a local relief project in Wilmington describes the 1931 Block Messenger System which was created for War Relief work. The plan was \"to have a representative in each city block who was known as a messenger, to collect small change each week from voluntary contributors.\" The money was used to employ unemployed men in building a road.
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The life of Catherine Ann McKay Fulton is profiled. Fulton was born in Southport on September 9, 1821, and died in Portsmouth, Virginia, January 5, 1898. She was a longtime resident of Wilmington.
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Railroading began in England in 1825, and by the 1830s, had reached North Carolina, offering a shipping alternative to turnpikes, canals, and steamboats. By 1860, 834 miles of track had been laid. Watson discusses the rise of railroads in the years leading up to the Civil War.
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William Ashe was a man who saw what needed to be done and gave 100 percent effort to do it. Cooke discusses his life in politics before the Civil War and his assignment as Assistant Quartermaster in charge of all rail transportation east of the Mississippi during the war.
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Robert Ruark grew up in Wilmington in a house that had great meaning to him. It was, he wrote, \"a cathedral to ancient times.\" Using quotes from Ruark's writings and other individuals, Glover describes the house as Ruark knew it and what happened to it after he moved away.
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Like many Civil War soldiers who wrote home, General William D. Pender composed a number of letters to his wife, Fanny, up to the time of his death from wounds received at Gettysburg. A representative selection is included.
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In 1758, Charles Berry was appointed by the King of England to be Chief Justice for the Colony of North Carolina. Berry arrived in Wilmington in 1759 to take up his duties. Smith discusses his somewhat controversial tenure in that city and the events leading to his suicide on December 21, 1765.
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The article discusses the construction of the David Reid Murchison house in Wilmington in the late 19th-century. Also included are alterations to the house, a list of family members connected with the house over the years, and owners of the house after the Murchison family.
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Charles Baldwin, a conductor on the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad, was killed in a train accident and buried in Wilmington at Oakdale Cemetery on January 8, 1856. He was bachelor, a man who worked hard and had the respect of all who knew him. He also appears to be the individual at the heart of the most enduring railroad legend of the Lower Cape Fear region, that of Joe Baldwin and the Maco Light. Burke discusses the particulars of the legend.
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Sarah S. Robinson was the daughter of John Huske, of Fayetteville, and wife of Thomas Jefferson Robinson. In 1888, when she was 54, she began her HOUSEHOLD BOOK, in which she recorded the activities of running a house. The book presents a view of domestic life during the last quarter of the 19th-century. Among Robinson's entries are the names of two cooks and a servant and their wages, laundry lists, the name of the laundress, foods that were purchased or raised in the garden, and recipes. HOUSEHOLD BOOK, 1888, is currently in the archives of the Lower Cape Fear Historical Society.
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