An undated newspaper clipping in a scrapbook of the Ocracoke Preservation Society gives a glimpse of travel opportunities years ago. I believe the clipping was from the mid-1950s, based on the age of Danny Garrish (born 1936) and the fact that the pilot, Bill Cochran, was living in Buxton until 1957. Also, Ocracoke's airstrip was contructed in the earlym 1960s.
This is what the clipping says:
"Mrs. Lucille Garrish and Danny Garrish returned Sunday from Greenville, coming by car to Buxton and from there by plane to Ocracoke. Pilot of the plane, Mr. Cochran, has found a new landing stretch for his cub plane back of the Coast Guard Station on the Pamlico sound side."
If you have ever wondered how the street you live on or vacation on got
its name, or are just curious about other street names, take a look at
this month's Ocracoke Newsletter. We have compiled a list of every official street in Ocracoke village,
along with one or more paragraphs explaining how they came to be named.
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