Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Wartime Wilmington, N.C.-- Part 5: Info Wanted on Mafffitt Village

Scott Nunn, who does the Back Then articles in the Wilmington Starr wanted readers to send in any information on the original Maffitt Village, southwest of current Long Leaf Park.  Maffitt Village was a federal housing complex built to house Wilmington's huge population growth during the war.

He grew up there and used to play on the old concrete slabs in the woods and also came across manhole covers while growing up.

His late uncle, Captain R.K. Buie drove a bus in the area during the war.

While growing up, he also came across some old earthworks from the Civil War.

--GreGen

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