Zucchini Bread

Contributed by:  Betty Jackson

Zucchini Breadtwo fresh zucchini isolated
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
1 cup salad oil
2 cups zucchini, grated 3 cups flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1⁄2 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup nuts, chopped

Zucchini Bread

Beat eggs and add oil, sugar and zucchini. Mix well. Stir in dry ingredients, then fold in nuts and vanilla. Grease Bundt pan and pour in mixture. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes.

Phillip Garwood – Speaks on Cape Fear River Indians

The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society will hold its monthly Meeting Monday, August 19, 2013 7:30 PM

This month’s speaker will be Phillip Garwood, the award-winning Community College instructor who recently published a book about the little known tribe of native people known as the Cape Fear Indians.

Phillip Garwood also known as “Dr. Rocks” is a geology instructor at CFCC and developed the content of the book by piecing together a variety of artifacts collected throughout the region. In addition to a gallery of artifacts, the book
features a timeline of Native American history in North Carolina.

Cape Fear Indians. A small tribe, possibly Siouan, formerly living near the mouth of Cape Fear River, N. C. The proper name of v20NO8August2013 FINAL PDF-002the tribe is unknown, this local term being applied to them by the early colonists. They were first known to the English in 1661, when a colony from New England made a settlement near the mouth of the river, and soon incurred the ill will of the Indians by seizing their children and sending them away under pretense of instructing them in the ways of civilization, resulting in the colonists being finally driven from the country.

In 1663 another party from Barbadoes purchased lands of Wat Coosa, head chief of the tribe, and made a settlement, which was abandoned a few years later. Necoes and other villages then existed on the lower part of the river. In 1665 another colony settled at the mouth of Oldtown creek in Brunswick County, on the west side of the river, on land bought of the Indians, but soon abandoned it, though the Indians were friendly. The next mention of them is by the colonial governor, Col. Johnson, in a letter of Jan. 12, 1719 (Rivers, Early Hist. So. Car., 94, 1874), which gives a table of Indian tribes in Carolina in 1715, when their population is given as 206 in 5 villages. They probably took part in the Yamasi war of that and the following year, and suffered proportionately in consequence. They are last noticed in 1751 in the record of the Albany Conference (N. Y. Doc. Col. Hist., vi, 721, 1855) as one of the small friendly tribes with which the South Carolina government desired the Iroquois to be at

Excerpt from: http://www.accessgenealogy.com

Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation Honors Us!

v20NO9 September 2013 FINAL PDF-009Who knew?
Pleasure Island Chamber of Commerce Foundation Honors Us!

At our July board meeting Bruce Holsten who is Chairman of the Pleasure Island Foundation for a Sustainable Community presented the following resolution, along with a wonderfully unexpected $1,000 check. Thanks so very much!


  • A community and its citizens are defined by its history, and this is especially important when it has also played such a critical role in the history not just of our State, but our Country, as well;
  • The Federal Point Historic Preservation Society through its historical and genealogical research, public education, documentation and preservation of key historical sites on and around our Island, has helped preserve the historical integrity of our area for future generations;
  • More importantly, by maintaining the Federal Point History Center, it has enabled thousands of residents and visitors to understand the role our small island played in the founding and preservation of our Country;
  • For over 19 years, your Society has served an important role in helping us all remember and understand that our history is something we should be proud of, and that it deserves the financial support not only of your guests and patrons, but of all the citizens and businesses of this wonderful Island.
  • In recognition of your tireless volunteer services and with great pride that we give you this small financial token of our true appreciation of the work you do, and have done, to preserve our legacy for all to know and enjoy

Bruce Holsten, chairman
Plesaure Island Foundation for a Sustainable Community


Society Notes – August, 2013

by Darlene Bright, History Center Director

•  This month we recorded 30 members at our July Meeting. The History Center recorded 82 visitors! The gift shop took in $215.28 The History Center was used by Got-‘em-on Live and The Pleasure Island Sea Turtle Project.

•  Please welcome new members Amy Taylor, Jennifer LaFleur of Carolina Beach and Al and Lucy Kinlaw of Fayetteville also of Carolina Beach. We also added another business member, Bob McCoy of Network Realty in Carolina Beach.

•  Thanks to Sylvia Snook, and Juanita Winner for keeping the History Center open while Rebecca was on vacation!

•  Thanks to our History Center Volunteers Carl Filipiak and Ron Griffin for working on the cataloging of the subject files. That project is finally beginning to move ahead..

•  Newsletter: Thanks to Cheri McNeill for her always thorough proofing of the newsletter and Lois Taylor for her help getting the Newsletter in the mail.

You can now Purchase Wilmington Water Tours Tickets!

At the Federal Point History Center Call 910-458-0502 Or 910-338-3134

Wilmington Water Tours

Oral History — Jimmy Davis – Part 2: ‘Memories of the Boardwalk’

Interview by Ann Hertzler and Jeannie GordonOral_History-JimmyDavis_Pt4-1

[Jimmy Davis was born on March 6, 1930 here on “the Island.”  The only time he ever left was when he was in the service.]

I went to Carolina Beach School on the Boardwalk. It was a police station, city hall, and one big room, separated with sheets.

It was only about 3 classes – like 1st, 2nd, and 3rd.

And then when the beach burned down [the central business district, in 1940], so they transferred us to Myrtle Grove which is on the loop road. That was just one big room. All the grades were mixed together.

They had a sheet – like maybe some of them would be studying something here, and somebody else would be over there, but they didn’t change. One teacher taught everything. Well, I really didn’t care too much for it. I didn’t really hate it.

Like I said, we was raised up poor. And a lot of times, we’d get up and there wouldn’t be anything to eat in the house… Just didn’t want to go to school. I went there maybe till the 2nd grade and then the beach burned down. [1940 – central business district]

v20NO8August2013 FINAL PDF-006Then I went to Myrtle Grove.  Later, when the new Carolina Beach School was built, I came back and went to the Carolina Beach School for 5th grade.

After 5th grade we went to Winter Park which is in town until you went to high school.

I think it was when you left Winter Park you went into high school, but I didn’t go to high school.

School Bus 1930's

School Bus 1930’s

We rode the bus to schools off the island, the bus left about 7 o’clock. They had a cafeteria. I had to carry my lunch to Myrtle Grove and over here too. We had peanut butter and jelly or bologna. That was probably about it.

We had homework, but had just spelling, writing, and arithmetic. That was the biggest thing until I got on up to Winter Park.  And then we went into history and things like that.

My grandmother’s house was a big house and they had three cottages; and a little sidewalk and a double shower… The only air conditioning was when you opened the windows probably – that’s the way I grew up.

There was electricity and water in the kitchen and bathroom but I don’t remember anyone even having a telephone at that time. None of what was down here was air-conditioned at that time. We had a little radio we’d gather around over at my granddaddy’s at night and sit there and listen to the radio – Amos and Andy …

My grandfather was a carpenter. He built all of these places. He built that big house and 3 cottages. And he done carpentry work other places. I don’t know where all he worked.

My grandmother was a midwife. I grew up in that age when you stayed at home. Women weren’t allowed to work. But she must have gotten called out to do midwifery.

Our little house had just 2 bedrooms. From the time I remember my two older brothers was already in the service.  But I had 2 sisters that lived there, my mother and my father, and my 2 sisters and myself. I was the youngest. I’m the last one. And the last one living.

My mother had a little sha-wa-wa – a mean little sucker. It just didn’t never liked me. You’d go in the front door, the couch was setting on this side. And she’d lay right under that couch. And every time I’d come in she’d try to bite me on the foot. I bet I kicked her a million times. Not kicked her hard enough to hurt her, I just kicked her away. Cause she never liked me.

There was one policeman, and I guess there were volunteer firemen, there wasn’t any paid firemen. They didn’t even have a fire truck. They just had a two-wheel thing with hoses wrapped around it and it set right beside the school-house.

The first doctor I remember was name Dr. Jordan. I cut my leg or something. His office was right behind the drug store. And he sewed it up. I’m not sure whether it was a broken bottle or whatever. But I must have stepped on it and it come up and hit my leg and went in my leg a little bit.

As far as going to the doctor when I was young, I didn’t never have to go to no doctor. I was never sick. I did have measles one time but that’s when you had to stay in the house. They put a yellow sign on your door. The doctor had his office next to the drug store.

I tell you, around the beach at that time, you couldn’t afford to get into much trouble ‘cause everyone knew your parents. There weren’t that many people around and if you got into any trouble when you got home, everybody knew it.

We would do little things, like on Halloween, go up and knock on somebody’s door – and run; or maybe unscrew their light bulb, if they had a light bulb on the outside or something like that, but we never did anything destructive. I could get up anytime I wanted to and go up to the boardwalk in the summer time late at night if I wanted to go up there I could go.


From the President – August, 2013

Barry Nelder

Barry Nelder

As you may know our officers, President, Vice-President, Secretary and Treasurer are one year terms but can be re-elected for an unlimited number of years. On the other hand our board members are elected to 2 year terms with 1⁄2 being elected each year. They can be elected for three consecutive terms (6 years) and then must sit out at least one year.

We thank ALL the people who give their time and energy to the Society. Please note that as of next year’s (2014-2015) a number of our board members will have to rotate off. PLEASE consider becoming a board member when the time comes and let Rebecca or one of the members of the nominating committee know you would like to serve.



July Election — Elected Officers and Board Members for 2013-2014

Officers: (2013-2014)
President: Barry Nelder
Vice President: Juanita Winner
Secretary: Lois Taylor
Treasurer: Demetria Sapienza

Board of Directors:
Thomas Gray (2013-105)
Skippy Winner (2013-2015)
Jim Dugan (2013-2015)
Leslie Bright (2013-2015)
Elaine Henson (2012-2014)
John Gordon (2012-2014)
Byron Moore (2012-2014)
Jean Steward (2012-2014)
Cheri McNeill (2012-2014)

Monthly Meeting Report – July, 2013

July Meeting

Nicole Morris presented an update on the recovery of the wreck of the Queen Anne’s Revenge the flagship of Blackbeard the pirate.

It was interesting to hear about the Friends of Queen Anne’s Revenge and we promised to help get the word out about this organization.