Wilson in the Early 1960’s

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Someone recently asked me if I had a picture of Ray’s Drive-in and I said no. But now I do and unfortunately I didn’t write down the person’s name.

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Seat belts extra.

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Awesome picture of an integrated business during the early 1960’s.

underclassmen

Not sure what is going on here Fike High School, but they look like they’re enjoying it.

I am almost finished re-cataloging the entire local history and genealogical collection which has been a big task but I have had some good help.

However, it might have taken less time if  I wasn’t eternally distracted when I have a book in my hands because I am always reading them and or looking at the pictures.

Above are some images from Wilson’s past that I gleaned from high school yearbooks.

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Harry S. Truman in Wilson

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I’m not sure when this photo was taken but I want to say the early to mid 1960’s because I believe that is Gov. Terry Sanford is in the foreground and he was governor from 1961-1965.

Now that I think about it, it might be the campaign trail for Sanford in 1960.

And that is Governor Luther H. Hodges beside him.