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Appian Way
by Powell, William S. The Appian Way of North Carolina was a plank road built by the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Company that extended 129 miles from Fayetteville to Bethania. Completed to Salem in 1853, it [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Boys Road Patrol
by Jones, H. G. The Boys Road Patrol was chartered by the General Assembly in 1915 under the aegis of J. Hampton Rich "to look after the maintenance of the stretch of road indigenous to each member of the patrol, [...] (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.)
Covered Bridges
by Thompson, Harry L. In the low, flat, marshy eastern region of North Carolina, mill dams at water-powered mill ponds became bridges facilitating travel across these wet areas. Traveling through these mill houses was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Drawbridges
by Thompson, Harry L. Drawbridges were built in North Carolina prior to the American Revolution for the purpose of crossing large rivers. At that time, ferries enabled colonial travelers and tourists to traverse deep [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Estatoe Path
by Moore, David G. Estatoe Path was a long-established Indian trail that linked the eighteenth-century Cherokee Lower Towns of northwestern South Carolina and northeastern Georgia with the French Broad River Valley in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Farm-to-Market Roads
by Ireland, Robert E. Farm-to-Market Roads by Robert E. Ireland, 2006 See also: Good Roads Campaign One of the key arguments of early "good [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Freight Rates
by Tiemann, Thomas K. Freight rates in North Carolina, as in most American states, were regulated from the late nineteenth century until the 1970s. In 1890 the Farmers' Alliance elected many members of the N.C. General [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Good Roads Campaign
by Williams, Wiley J., Ireland, Robert E. The Good Roads Campaign to improve North Carolina's roads and highways was first launched in Asheville in 1899 by the Buncombe County Good Roads Association, ultimately leading to the state earning [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Great Philadelphia Wagon Road
by Hartley, Michael O., Hartley, Martha B. Imagine that you and your friends are on a trip far from home. It is October 1753, and you are the Moravian Single Brothers—there are fifteen of you on this journey. Your group is traveling to [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Great Wagon Road
by Marshall, R. Jackson, III. The Great Wagon Road was the most important frontier road in the state's western Piedmont during the eighteenth century. Sometimes called the "Great Philadelphia Wagon Road," it began in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highway Commission
by Ireland, Robert E. The first State Highway Commission, established by Governor Charles B. Aycock in 1901, consisted of the state geologist, the commissioner of agriculture, and a third person selected to act as [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highways- Part 1: Introduction
by Ireland, Robert E., Southern, David, Hegyi, Laura, Compton, Stephen C. Highways by David Southern, 2006 Additional research provided by Stephen C. Compton, Laura Hegyi, and Robert E. Ireland. See also: Blue Ridge Parkway; Good Roads Campaign; Highway [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highways- Part 2: North Carolina's Highway System Takes Shape
by Ireland, Robert E., Southern, David, Hegyi, Laura, Compton, Stephen C. Highways by David Southern, 2006 Additional research provided by Stephen C. Compton, Laura Hegyi, and Robert E. Ireland. See also: Blue Ridge Parkway; Good Roads Campaign; Highway [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highways- Part 3: The Establishment of Federal Highways and the Interstate System
by Ireland, Robert E., Southern, David, Hegyi, Laura, Compton, Stephen C. Highways by David Southern, 2006 Additional research provided by Stephen C. Compton, Laura Hegyi, and Robert E. Ireland. See also: Blue Ridge Parkway; Good Roads Campaign; Highway [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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