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Holden Beach History 1 edition

Holden Beach History
John F. Holden

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Holden Beach History
as experienced by John F. Holden.

Published 1988 by J.F. Holden in [Holden Beach, N.C.] .
Written in English.

About the Book

The story of Holden Beach -- it's beginning, its magnificent sand dunes, its stalwart old shipwrecks, its fish shacks, its fishermen, its flawless beach, and its continued existence as a quiet and wonderful place for North Carolina's young people to grow up -- all needs to be a part of this state's recorded history. John F. Holden has done this for us in an eloquent way.
-A. Craig Phillips
State Superintendent of Public Instruction, North Carolina

First Sentence

For many years I responded casually and briefly to questions asked about the name of Holden Beach, the shipwrecks, the fisheries, the shrimp boats and the Intracoastal Waterway.

Table of Contents

I. Early Plantation Grants 1
II. Granddaddy John Holden's Family and Home Place 3
III. My First Vacation at Granddaddy's Home 11
IV. Granddaddy's Beach Fishery 19
V. Granddaddy's Occupational Accomplishments 25
VI. Civil War Shipwrecks and Events in Holden Beach Area 29
VII. The Beginning of the Development 35
VIII. Holden Beach Airstrip 45
IX. My Early Business Adventures at Holden Beach 49
X. The First Family 59
XI. The Early Worship Service 69
XII. Holden Beach Bridge Damaged by Fire 73
XIII. Ferries and Bridges 77
XIV. Did you Know Henry 85
XV. Early Recreation and Girl Scout Troop 91
XVI. Once in a Lifetime 93
XVII. Hurricane Hazel 103
XVIII. Birds Do Have Friends 123
XIX. Sandbur, Locally Called "Sandspur" 127
XX. Nylon-Bag Groin Project at Holden Beach 129
XXI. Town of Holden Beach 137
XXII. Holden Beach Mayors and Commissioners 147

Edition Notes

Maps on lining papers. Illustration by local artist Jak Smyrl. Historical photography contributed by Holden Family and other local families.


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Library of Congress
F264.H78 H65 1988

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151 p. :
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