Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Photo Quiz 3, Answer

Below is a current photo of where the Trolley Stop One structure once stood (see our post for yesterday, Monday, February 6, 2017). Eduardo's is the building visible in the bottom right of this photo.

The Trolley (first a roofed, open-sided wagon pulled by a truck, later a step van) offered tours of the village starting in about 1976. The building in yesterday's photo served as ticket office and ice cream stand. In about 1978 the ticket office was moved beside the bank, expanded, and operated as ticket office and a "hamburger & ice cream" self-serve restaurant. Today it serves as the location for Ju-Jitsu instruction, behind Native Seafood.

Photos below are from the Billy Eley Collection at the Ocracoke Preservation Museum.

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter is Ellen Marie Cloud's first-person account of the Great Ocracoke Lighthouse Window Heist. You can read it here: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news012117.htm.


  1. Anonymous8:26 AM

    As a child visits to The Southern Most point in the USA, mile maker O for US 1/A1A --Key West Florida offered a great deal for the tourist to explore and even a Trolley ride/Conch Train tours. Now, as I recall this walk down memory lane, the Train did not look like a Conch. I don't know if we could afford a ride at the time as no doubt our budget weighed another night in the hotel vs a jaunt thru traffic. The history, the architecture, the ocean, the fishing, OI has much in common with Key West. However OI did not have the Historic Key West Hand print Fabric Factory. Man oh Man I had know idea at the time ( 1960s) the Impact, the role it would play, in Catapulting Lily Pulitzer into the fashion scene. Is there something the visitor to OI brings back home that says OI? Hopefully it is not sea shells as collecting seashells contributes to the disappearing shore line.

    1. Mostly, people take home warm memories of their visits to Ocracoke.