This photo was taken, probably in the early 1930s, at the old Pamlico Inn. The Inn, located on the sound shore almost due west of the lighthouse, catered to hunters, anglers, and summer visitors. Square dances were held in the building on the left. The Inn was destroyed in the 1944 hurricane.
I found this picture recently in a box of vintage photographs that belonged to my father. I'm not certain, but I think the taller young man may be Thomas Gilbert Jackson, born ca. 1911, one of my father's best friends. I believe so because of the rakish angle of his hat!
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This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a photo gallery of past July 4th parade photos. You can read
it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062113.htm.