The Wahab Village Hotel (now renamed Blackbeard's Lodge) included a movie theater and roller skating rink as well as guest rooms with indoor plumbing. You can read more about the hotel here.
Ever the promoter, Stanley hosted gala events, especially on July 4th, to complement the annual Pony Penning. One function that drew enthusiastic crowds was a greased pig contest. Pictured below is one year's contest winner, my Uncle Homer, holding his pig.
|Photo courtesy Chip Stevens|
Homer was quite a colorful character. You can read more about him here.
This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is an article about one of the early July 4th Parades written by Alice Rondthaler in 1953. It is accompanied by vintage photos.You can read the Newsletter here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news062116.htm.