Hi to all! New around here. Quite impressed with the board in general as well as the old pics sprinkled throughout. Thanks to all for sharing!
I've vacationed in Nags Head/Kill Devil Hills since the mid 60s and remember an old cottage that'd been turned into a shop by the name of Railroad Junction (late 60s to very early 70s) with an assortment of 'hippie' crafts from leather goods and silver jewelry to colored sand aquariums and macrame hangers for the potteryware. It was on the beach road and was painted yellow at least for one season (that's what I remember?) and had the huge RXR crossing symbol painted on the roof. Kinda looked a bit like the older tiny Island Dyes shop but wasn't multicolored at that time. Curious as to whether anyone else around here remembers the shop???
I've been told that it might have been originally owned by George Crocker but not sure that's true. Saw a reference in one thread to "George's Junction" and figured it could be... I read somewhere that there was once a geodesic dome attached to the Galleon at one point but I seem to remember that being outback of RXR as an extension cuz the shop was so small and that's where they had the plants, pottery, and macrame but maybe I'm off on that one. Also, given that there were many little shops within the Galleon Esplanade that had similar crafts as RXR including a glassblower, I'm wondering if the idea of the Galleon Esplanade was actually an extension of the earlier Railroad Junction. Any thoughts, memories, corrections or pics would be greatly appreciated.
ps... I still own a handcrafted ring and necklace from Railroad Junction as well as a handblown windchime from the upstairs glassblower's shop at the Galleon Esplanade. Wonderful crafts! Wish those shops were still around... Last I saw of the Galleon Esplanade, it had a chainlink fence surrounding it as it crumbled down. :(