I came across this photo a while ago. It was taken in the late 1950s or the early 1960s. This is one of the Ocracoke parking areas for access to the beach. In those days they were paved with WWII "landing mats."
I have written about landing mats in previous posts. But I thought our readers would enjoy seeing the mats in the ways they were actually used. There is more information here: http://villagecraftsmen.blogspot.com/2013/07/marsden-mats.html.
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a 1921 letter written by a former
slave, Harrison Williams, to Ocracoke native, Martha Ann Howard Wahab.
You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112113.htm.