Ernesta Benedetti, ship's cook of the Villerperosa, cooks spaghetti in the Wilson County Jail while Capt. Adriano Bersia looks on in this June 1941 image. Crew members of the Italian freighter were confined in Wilson after their ship was damaged in Wilmington, according to a news clipping posted on the Wilson County Public Library's local history and genealogy blog. The Wilson Times is publishing historical photos of Wilson County life and landmarks in this space each day. To share your snapshots, email the picture and caption to Lori Parrish at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line Remember When or bring it to the Times office at 126 Nash St. W during regular business hours.
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