Kure Beach
Kure Beach derived its name from a Danish immigrant named Hans Anderson Kure Sr. He began acquiring land in the area in 1891, and by 1900, he had purchased 900 acres just south of Carolina Beach to Fort Fisher. He established the Kure Land and Development Company and in 1913 produced a map of Fort Fisher Sea Beach, which would later become Kure's Beach and eventually Kure Beach. In 1923, the first wooden fishing pier on the Atlantic coast was constructed by Lawrence Kure. DAN PRI, one of the first surfboard companies on the East Coast, was also established at Kure Beach. The area is rich in historical significance—from Verrazzano's discovery to Cape Fear Indians, pirates, lighthouses, the “Rocks,” the Ethel Dow Chemical Plant, and the community's role in both the Civil War and World War II. Most cherished, though, are the people that loved living a relaxed, peaceful life in their “paradise.”
Arcadia Publishing
: 9781467128100
: Arcadia Publishing
: 04/09/2018
: North Carolina
: Images of America
: 216 Black And White
: 128
: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
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In 1943, Brenda Fry Coffey moved to Kure Beach and is personally acquainted with most of the people mentioned in this history. She currently serves on the board of the Federal Point Historic Preservation Society. The vintage images were generously shared by both longtime and new residents.
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