Along the Cape Fear – Images of America: North Carolina
by Susan Taylor Block
Nestled between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean, Wilmington, North Carolina, is at the center of the historic Cape Fear region. Incorporated in 1740, Wilmington has been called home by such notables as Woodrow Wilson, David Brinkley, Whistler’s mother, and Frank Capra Jr. Sports fans know Wilmington as the hometown of famed basketball player Michael Jordan.
In Along the Cape Fear, local historian and author Susan Taylor Block explores this picturesque region of beautiful nearby beaches and charming eighteenth and nineteenth-century buildings. Readers are invited to see why the Wilmington area has attracted everyone from heads of state, to history buffs, to directors of major motion pictures.
The photographs presented here were selected carefully from Cape Fear Museum’s impressive 10,000-image collection. Coupled with informative text, the pictures enable us to reflect on the city’s past and present, its industrious and creative people, its natural beauty and its architectural distinctions. Along the Cape Fear is a rare find: a volume full of glimpses into daily life of a region, sure to teach and inspire us for years to come.
Paperback – 128 pages
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (May 6, 1998)