This is what the island looked like in the 1930s. WOW! I wasn’t around then, but I do remember when the northern part of Topsail resembled this. There were practically no houses. One of the favorite past times for many of the people (especially wives) was to drive the length of the island. I remember riding with my mom and going mile after mile and passing nothing but sand and an occasional house. In the 60s McKee’s Fishing Pier was built at the north end. That was a big deal. Wish I had a picture of that!