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for Lower Cape Fear Historical Society Bulletin Vol. 4 Issue 2, Feb 1961
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On February 1, 1961, Mr. W. K. Covell, III returned a historic flag to the city of Wilmington. The flag was present at a Wilmington town meeting a hundred years earlier, when Covell’s grandfather participated in a debate over the act of succession from the Union.
Wilmington’s bustling economy and prosperous port in the colonial and antebellum periods made it accessible for artists seeking a comfortable living in the city. Several venues in Wilmington became a location for guest lecturers to utilize, while also well-known musicians such as Ole Bull and Maurice Strakosch.