Wright Memorial Bridge Company and Kitty Hawk Company Records, PC.5013

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Wright Memorial Bridge Company and Kitty Hawk Company Records, PC.5013

Abstract

The Kitty Hawk Company was formed in 1929 with the chief purpose of constructing a toll bridge over the Currituck Sound from Point Harbor to Kitty Hawk, to collect tolls, and to develop land in the Kitty Hawk beach area. This included selling lots, building roads, and providing necessary infrastructure to the development. On 7 July 1930, the Wright Memorial Bridge Company was formed with the same purposes as the Kitty Hawk Company. This collection includes a notebook of meeting minutes of the Wright Memorial Bridge Company and the Kitty Hawk Company, as well as stock certificates, financial records, and correspondence.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wright Memorial Bridge Company and Kitty Hawk Company Records
Call Number
PC.5013
Creator
Stokes, Betty
Date
1929-1958
Extent
0.24 cubic feet
Language
English
Repository
Outer Banks History Center

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Restrictions on Access & Use

Access Restrictions

Available for research.

Use Restrictions

Copyright is retained by the authors of these materials, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law (Title 17 US Code). Individual researchers are responsible for using these materials in conformance with copyright law as well as any donor restrictions accompanying the materials.

Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], PC.5013, Wright Memorial Bridge Company and Kitty Hawk Company Records, Outer Banks History Center, Manteo, N.C., U.S.A.

Arrangement Note

This collection is arranged into two series: meeting minutes and company records.

Historical Note

The Kitty Hawk Company was formed in 1929 with the chief purposes of constructing a toll bridge over the Currituck Sound from Point Harbor to Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, to collect tolls and developing land in the Kitty Hawk Beach area. This included selling lots, building roads, and providing necessary infrastructure to the development. The original directors were R. Bruce Etheridge, W. G. Gaither, W. O. Saunders, L. C. Blades, Charles W. Harrison, T. S. White, D. M. Warren, and D. W. Bagley. On 7 July 1930, the Wright Memorial Bridge Company was formed with the same purposes as the Kitty Hawk Company. It was founded by W. G. Gaither, L. C. Blades and W. L. Jones. The company ceased operations after the state took over the function of collecting tolls on Wright Memorial Bridge.

Contents of the Collection

Collection Contents
Finding Aid
1:1.1
Wright Memorial Bridge Company and Kitty Hawk Company Records,1929-1958
29753

Subject Headings

  • Wright Memorial Bridge Company
  • Kitty Hawk Company (Kitty Hawk, N.C.)
  • Bridges--North Carolina--Outer Banks--History
  • Acquisitions Information

    Donated by Betty Stokes

    Processing Information

  • Processed by Sarah Downing. Encoded by Kelly Grimm, August 2009.