Carolina Beach, NC: Images and Icons of a Bygone Era – Vol 1


A Pictorial History of the Best Place on Earth

Get taken back to a time of simple pleasures and a slower pace of life. Visit the Carolina Beach of yesteryear through images and stories that will inspire you to remember the stories of childhood and to make new ones with friends and family.

Re-live the sights, sounds and smells of the Boardwalk and the awe-inspiring amusements of the midway.

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Carolina Beach, NC: Images and Icons of a Bygone Era – Vol 1

by Daniel Ray Norris

Daniel Norris has written a beautifully illustrated love letter to his adopted hometown of Carolina Beach, NC.

Even if you’ve never been to this “mecca of excursionists”, you won’t be able to resist Norris’ relentlessly upbeat narrative or riveting collection of photographs documenting all things C.B., from ’50s bathing beauties to an old 7-Up ad promising to deliver “a really gay Azalea Festival!”

Filled with rare, unpublished photographs the historic landmarks, people and places that make Carolina Beach such a culturally rich, colorful and unique community.

It’s all here: The birth of shag dancing, the Fort Fisher hermit, mom-and-pop businesses on the boardwalk.  Reading this I could practically smell the Britt’s donuts. As Norris, a descendant of Blackbeard would say, “Yarrrrr!”


Hardcover: 142 pages
Publisher: Slapdash Publishing; 1st edition
ISBN-13: 978-0979243103


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