The Slave Dock.

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    Here ya Go Usapride..I found two..I may have more..
    The first is looking toward the river down the covered dock where the slaves were
    unloaded for a short walk (as I recall) to the Market House.
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    This one is looking down from the end of the dock to the water. There must have been a stairway. I don't know anything about the boat, it was just junked there. Both pics taken in 1975-76.
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    Wow!!! I don't think that dock's there anymore but that boat sure as hell is!!
    This is really amazing!! :D

    Editted to say Thank you!!!! How rude of me!
     
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    The dock is gone but the boat's there?
    What a shame....Glad I have the pic.
    And now, so do you..a bit of your towns history.
     
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    Thank you so much!!! I was trying to do some quick research and find something out about that dock but I can't. I'll keep looking though. There's bound to be something somewhere.
    This really is awesome, thank you so much!!!!! :D
     
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    What's the official name of the dock???
     
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    :dunno: It's on the Cape Fear River though.
     
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    I don't recall hearing an "official" name for the dock.
     
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    Good gracious, Mr. P. I've looked up so much, I've learned more about this town in the past 4 hours then I already knew, LOL! Okay, not quite, but close!!
    Still can't find anything on that dang dock though. Still looking.....
     
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    I wish I could tell you more. All I remember is seeing a sign or maybe being told about the dock when I took the pics. Something that day fit the dock with the Market House and the slave trade. I just don't remember what it was.
    Maybe it's not true at all.
     
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    You know, all my life I've been told that they sold slaves at the Market House. A few years ago my mom heard that it was all a myth. Well, all day today, between looking for the dock, the Market House, and the history of Fayetteville and Cape Fear River, I couldn't find much about slaves and the Market House. I seen one site that said they sold slaves and one that said it was a myth, other than that, all the sites I read there was nothing about slaves being sold at the Market House.
    I'll keep looking because I'm really interested in knowing now.
    I showed my husband these pics when he got home. You should have seen his face when he seen that boat, LOL!! He just seen it for the first time a few years ago so that was kinda cool, LOL!
     

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