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Wrightsville Beach : the luminous island

Author: Ray McAllister; John F. Blair, Publisher.; NC LIVE eBook collection.
Publisher: Winston-Salem, N.C. : John F. Blair, Publisher, ©2007.
Series: Travel Guides, Fiction and More anthology.; NC LIVE module.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island is Ray McAllister's homage to a special place, a book that captures not only Wrightsville's history but also its heart. Along the way, he shares stories of fires and hurricanes and beach trolleys and Big Bands. Unlike most of the North Carolina coast, Wrightsville has a sizable population base, thanks to nearby Wilmington. Development didn't begin early here, but once it  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Pictorial works
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray McAllister; John F. Blair, Publisher.; NC LIVE eBook collection.
ISBN: 9780895874870 0895874873
OCLC Number: 869381202
Description: 1 online resource (243 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: The luminous island --
The pirates and money island --
The mystery of the blockade runner --
"Another Atlantic City" --
The storm of 1899 --
Lumina --
Shell Island and a separate paradise --
Trouble washes ashore --
The great fire of 1934 --
Emerging from the ashes --
The island goes dark --
Escaping Donora's deadly smog --
Hazel crashes in --
The lights go out at Lumina --
Holding back the sea --
Wrightsville today --
Fishing piers and the waters beyond --
Guarding the coast --
Modern-day treasures --
Loop around the past --
Wrightsville tomorrow.
Series Title: Travel Guides, Fiction and More anthology.; NC LIVE module.
Responsibility: Ray McAllister.
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Wrightsville Beach: The Luminous Island is Ray McAllister's homage to a special place, a book that captures not only Wrightsville's history but also its heart. Along the way, he shares stories of fires and hurricanes and beach trolleys and Big Bands. Unlike most of the North Carolina coast, Wrightsville has a sizable population base, thanks to nearby Wilmington. Development didn't begin early here, but once it started, it came hard and fast. By the early 20th century, Wrightsville was beckoning family vacationers to its simple beach cottages and day-trippers to its dance floors, cinemas, and sundry amusements.

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