Friday, September 18, 2009

More from the 1950s Brochure

  • I.S. Garrish -- General Merchandise: Drinks, Notions, Souvenirs. "The Store on the Dock." [this is the store many old-timers knew as Will Willis' store, or, later, Jack's store; it is now being renovated as a fishing "museum" for the Ocracoke Working Watermen's Association. It is located where the Austin's leave for trips to Portsmouth Island.]
  • Garrish & O'Neal -- Dry goods, Notions, Groceries, Drinks, Frozen Foods, Marine Hardware. [this is the Community Store]
  • Albert Styron -- Groceries, Meats, Drugs, Fishing Supplies, "A Friendly Place to Trade." [this was the largest general store "Down Point."]
  • Jake's Quonset Hut -- Soft drinks & Beach snacks. [this small establishment was located where Sunflower Studio is today. They catered mostly to teenagers and beach goers staying at the Wahab Village Hotel (now Blackbeard's Lodge).]
Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is a small photo album with historic pictures, including the aftermath of the 1944 hurricane, the 1921 Ghost Ship of the Outer Banks, the 1935 wreck of the Nomis, the Island Inn, the Methodist Church, and the Wahab Village Hotel. I've added a short paragraph under each photo to help put them in historical perspective. You can see the pictures by clicking here:

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