Wilmington has a long railroading history.
Efird’s Department Store opened in Wilmington in 1921.
Wilmington’s first liberty ship was named after prominent North Carolina politician Zebulon Baird Vance.
On Memorial Day, May 30, 1928, in a well-attended ceremony, Wilmington’s local airport was named after World War I combatant, Arthur Bluethenthal.
Loren and Barbara Marcroft moved to Wilmington in 1942, when Loren was serving in the military.
Learn about train travel in the 1910s.