Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Wartime Wilmington, N.C.-- Part 3: School Children Evacuation

MARCH 14, 1942:  Harriss Newman, chairman of the New Hanover (Wilmington's county) Defense Council committee on the Evacuation of School Children, announced a reciprocal agreement with the city of Smithville, which in case of attack or imminent threat of attack, New Hanover children would be bused there.

Smithville was further inland.

You can never be too careful.

--GreGen

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