Military photograph of Major William Arthur Snow in uniform.
William Arthur Snow (1894-1940) was born in New York and was a graduate of the United States Military Academy and M.I.T. A decorated veteran of World War I, he served with the 2nd Engineers at the front in France and in occupied Germany. Major Snow served as the District Engineer for the Wilmington District of the United States Army Corps of Engineers from June 1926 to October 1930. He was in command over the Beaufort to Cape Fear section of the construction of the intracoastal waterway. The project was completed by private contractors in the area and Snow was lauded for his work, which allowed the project to be completed $1.5 million dollars under budget. After completion of the waterway, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce adopted a resolution in recognition of Major Snow, naming the land cut in the Carolina Beach section, "Snow's Cut." Snow is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.
United States. Army. Corps of Engineers. Wilmington District; Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway; Veterans of World War I of the U.S.A.
Hartzer, Ronald B. To a Great and Useful Purpose: A History of the Wilmington District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 1984. 62.
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