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1830-1850: Antebellum NC Begins
by Watson, Harry L. 1830-1850: Antebellum NC Begins Originally published as "Winning the Fight for Progress-- North Carolina's Antebellum years begin: 1830-1850" by Harry L. Watson Reprinted with permission from [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company
by Lewis, Edward A. The Aberdeen & Rockfish Railroad Company (A&R), chartered on 22 June 1892, became one of North Carolina's most colorful and successful "short-line" railroads. It was founded by Aberdeen [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Alexander Railroad Company
by Kennedy, George A. Alexander Railroad Company was organized by Alexander County business interests on 30 Nov. 1945 to operate an 18-mile Southern Railway branch line from Statesville to Taylorsville that was being [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Atlantic Coast Line Railroad
by Kennedy, George A. The Atlantic Coast Line Railroad (ACL), one of three major railroads that served North Carolina during the twentieth century, traced its roots to a holding company called the American Improvement and [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Automobiles
by Ireland, Robert E. Automobiles by Robert E. Ireland, 2006 See also: Highways; Roads; Trucks and Trucking, Thomas Built Buses, Inc. Automobiles revolutionized the American way of life, giving people [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aviation
by Parramore, Thomas C., Ellis, Clyde, Moyer, Stephen. The history of aviation and the airline industry in North Carolina encompasses more than Orville and Wilbur Wright's momentous flight at Kitty Hawk in December 1903. Before that, North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Aviation in North Carolina, 1873-2003
by Parramore, Thomas C. Few people know it, but North Carolina has played a big part in aviation. The first American airplane was built here in 1873. The first heavier-than-air, powered flight took place in North Carolina [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Blimps
by Chalker, Stephen D. Before the United States entered World War II in December 1941, only one lighter-than­air—or blimp—base existed on the East Coast, in Lakehurst, New Jersey. With the growing possibility of war with [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Blossom's Ferry
by Tetterton, Beverly. Blossom's Ferry was located on the Northeast Cape Fear River on the border between New Hanover and Pender Counties, one mile east-northeast of the community of Castle Hayne and approximately nine [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Blue Ridge Parkway
by Ireland, Robert E., Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. The Blue Ridge Parkway traverses 469 miles of the southern Appalachian Mountains beginning in Virginia in the Shenandoah National Park and proceeding south into North Carolina. It passes through [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boat, Shad Boats
by Babits, Lawrence E. Boat Shad Boats by Lawrence E. Babits, 2006 Shad boats are the official state boats of North Carolina. They were first developed around Roanoke Island after the Civil War, when a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Buncombe Turnpike
by Hill, Michael. The Buncombe Turnpike, a 75-mile route through North Carolina from the South Carolina border to the Tennessee border constructed between 1824 and 1828, opened the western part of the state to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Canals
by Simpson, Bland, Cecelski, David S. Canals by David S. Cecelski and Bland Simpson, 2006 See also: Albemarle and Chesapeake Canal; Dismal Swamp Canal; Roanoke Canal. Since the eighteenth century, canals and canal building [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Canoes
by Stick, David. Canoes have provided a primary form of transportation on the sounds, rivers, and bays of coastal North Carolina for centuries. In the 1580s the explorers and colonists sent to Roanoke Island by Sir [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Cape Hatteras Lighthouse (from UNC-CH)
by Graham, Nicholas. Cape Hatteras Lighthouse by Nicholas Graham UNC - North Carolina Collection, 2003. "This Month in North Carolina History" series. Reprinted with permission. See also: Lighthouses; [...] (from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries.)
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