Transportation

Transportation
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. Blue Ridge Parkway by Robert E. Ireland and Marcus B. Simpson Jr., 2006 Related student activity guide from LEARN NC: Blue Ridge Parkway Communities: Before the Parkway The Blue [...] (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. Buncombe Turnpike by Michael Hill, 2006 See also: Turnpikes; Roads The Buncombe Turnpike, a 75-mile route through North Carolina from the South Carolina border to the Tennessee border [...] (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 [...] (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 GrahamUNC - 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.)
Chain Gang
by Ireland, Robert E. From the Reconstruction era to the late 1950s, the use of prisoners in chain gangs to perform hard labor, especially in building and maintaining public roads, was a common practice in North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Coastal Life
by Amspacher, Karen Willis. Coastal Life "Homegrown Skills: Creating a Way of Life at the Coast" by Karen Willis Amspacher Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2009. Tar Heel Junior [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Copters and Gliders
by Lewis, Rebecca. Thomas Edison said that flying would never be practical “until someone invents a machine that can stop in midair and hover like a bird.” The machine that allows a pilot this degree of control is a [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Corbitt, Richard Johnson
by Blackburn, George T., II. Richard Johnson Corbitt, founder and director of one of the few automotive manufacturing enterprises in the South, was born in Enfield. His father, Carr Bowers Corbitt, a Confederate veteran and [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, 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.)
Dan River Steam Navigation Company
by Butler, Lindley S. The Dan River Steam Navigation Company was incorporated by the state legislature in 1855 for the purpose of operating steamboats on the Dan River from Clarksville, Va., to the head of navigation in [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Driver's Licenses
by Powell, William S. Driver's licenses became mandatory in North Carolina with the passage of the Uniform Driver's License Act, introduced in the General Assembly in January 1935 by Senator Carroll W. Weathers after a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
El aeropuerto y museo oficiale
by . El aeropuerto y museo oficiale Extraído de Libro de hechos de El Viejo Estado del Norte. Oficina de Archivos e Historia de Carolina del Norte, Raleigh, 2011. En el 2003, la [...] (from NC Office of Archives and History.)
Express Lanes and Country Roads: North Carolina 1920-2001
by Parramore, Thomas C., Watson, Harry L., Nathans, Sydney, Anderson, Jean Bradley, Clayton, Thomas H., Fenn, Elizabeth A., Wood, Peter H. By Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson; Maps by Mark Anderson Moore. Edited by Joe A. Mobley. [...] (from The Way We Lived in North Carolina, NC Office of Archives and History and UNC Press.)
Express Lanes: Interstates, Airways and Newspapers, 1920-2001
by Parramore, Thomas C., Watson, Harry L., Nathans, Sydney, Anderson, Jean Bradley, Clayton, Thomas H., Fenn, Elizabeth A., Wood, Peter H. By Elizabeth A. Fenn, Peter H. Wood, Harry L. Watson, Thomas H. Clayton, Sydney Nathans, Thomas C. Parramore, and Jean B. Anderson; Maps by Mark Anderson Moore. Edited by Joe A. Mobley. [...] (from The Way We Lived in North Carolina, NC Office of Archives and History and UNC Press.)
Express Riders
by Powell, William S. Express riders on horseback delivered oral messages, letters, or documents before postal service and other means of communication were available. The term "express messenger" was used in England as [...] (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 [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ferries
by Stick, David. Ferries are an integral part of North Carolina's modern transportation system, with 24 ferries providing regularly scheduled runs on seven different routes across rivers, sounds, and even an ocean [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Footpaths
by Powell, William S. Footpaths by William S. Powell, 2006 See also: Great Trading Path; Green's Path. Footpaths have existed in North Carolina since early colonial days, when roads were not well maintained [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Fords
by Norris, David A. Fords by David A. Norris, 2006 See also: Trading Ford; Battle of Guilford Courthouse (UNC Press); Battle of Guilford Courthouse  (NC Office of Archives & History) Fords, areas [...] (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.)
Gaps
by Hairr, John. Gaps, often referred to as passes, are breaks or low spots along mountain ranges or ridges. If a gap is particularly precipitous and narrow, it can be designated a gorge. The term "gap" is old, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ghost Train of Bostian's Bridge (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Reevy, Tony. The Ghost Train of Bostian's Bridge by Tony Reevy Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2008. Updated by the Government & Heritage Library, 12/2010. Tar [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Graham County Railroad Company
by Wrinn, James. Graham County Railroad Company by James Wrinn, 2006 See also: Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited) The Graham County Railroad Company was one of dozens [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Great Trading Path
by Davis, R. P. Stephen, Jr. The Great Trading Path, or the Occaneechi Path, was one of many Indian trails in use when the English first explored the North Carolina backcountry during the late seventeenth century. Before [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Green's Path
by Stevenson, George. Green's Path by George Stevenson, 2006 See also: Footpaths Green's Path was one of the principal routes used during the second and third quarters of the eighteenth century by settlers moving [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Highway Patrol
by Ireland, Robert E. The enormous growth of motorized traffic after World War I created a problem for law enforcement officials in North Carolina. Although more than 100,000 automobiles traveled the expanding highway [...] (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.)
Highways- Part 4: North Carolina's Scenic Byways
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.)
Hill's Ferry
by Joyner, Whitmel M. Hill's Ferry, from before the Revolutionary War and into the early twentieth century, was a crossing point on the Roanoke River along the road from the Rocky Mount and Tarboro area northeast to [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Improvements in Transportation: Post-American Revolution to the Civil War
by Larson, John Lauritz. Improvements in Transportation: Post-American Revolution to the Civil War "East against West: The Fight over Internal Improvements" by John Lauritz Larson Reprinted with permission from [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Indian Trading Paths
by Magnuson, Tom, Williams, Wiley J. Indian Trading Paths by Tom Magnuson, 2006 Additional research provided by Wiley J. Williams. See also: Great Trading Path; Trading [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Internal Improvements
by Watson, Alan D., Norris, David A. "Internal improvements" was a nineteenth-century term referring to investment in transportation projects such as roads, railroads, canals, harbors, and river navigation projects. These public works [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Intracoastal Waterway
by Angley, Wilson. The Intracoastal waterway, a federally protected and maintained shipping route, extends along the Atlantic seaboard from the St. John's River near Jacksonville, Fla., to Norfolk, Va., and the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Lindbergh's Influence on Aviation
by Bishop, RoAnn. Before Charles Lindbergh made the first solo, nonstop flight across the Atlantic Ocean in May 1927, most Americans—including many North Carolinians—thought it too dangerous to travel by airplane. Two [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
McKethan, Alfred Augustus
by Perry, Percival. Alfred Augustus McKethan, carriage manufacturer, railroad promoter, and political and civic leader, was born in Cumberland County of Scottish Highland forebears who had settled the region prior to [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
McLean Trucking Company
by Ireland, Robert E. McLean Trucking Company by Robert E. Ireland, 2006 In 1931, when Malcolm P. McLean began working at a service station, North Carolina was rapidly becoming a major east-west transport route. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mount Mitchell Railroad
by Simpson, Marcus B., Jr. Mount Mitchell Railroad by Marcus B. Simpson Jr., 2006 See also: Mount Mitchell Railroad and Toll Road; Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited) The Mount Mitchell Railroad, [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Mount Mitchell Railroad and Toll Road
by Lovelace, Jeffrey. Mount Mitchell Railroad and Toll Road by Jeffrey Lovelace From Mount Mitchell: its railroad and toll road, 1994. Copyrighted material. Reprinted with permission. Short line mountain railroads [...] (from Mount Mitchell: Its Railroad and Toll Road, Overmountain Press.)
Neuse River Navigation Company
by Watson, Alan D. The Neuse River Navigation Company, incorporated by statute in 1812 and capitalized at $50,000, superseded several previous organizations and had the right to clear the Neuse River from the head of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Neuse, CSS
by Bright, Leslie S. In October 1862 the Confederate navy commissioned the building of the ironclad gunboat CSS Neuse to strengthen southern defenses and prevent Union occupation of the sounds and rivers of North [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
New River Navigation Company
by Watson, Alan D. The New River Navigation Company, incorporated by the General Assembly in 1855, superseded several companies whose efforts had been directed mainly at removing an oyster shoal, or obstruction, at the [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Nissen Wagon Works
by McKaughan, Joshua. The Nissen Wagon Works, located in Forsyth County, was one of the largest wagon makers in the South during the nineteenth century. In 1834 John Philip Nissen opened a wheelwright shop on Waughtown [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Catawba Company
by Watson, Alan D. The Catawba River rises in McDowell County and flows through several western counties for approximately 150 miles before entering South Carolina west of Charlotte. Along with the Wateree River, it [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
North Carolina Transportation Museum
by Powell, William S. The North Carolina Transportation Museum at Spencer is a North Carolina State Historic Site occupying the buildings of the Southern Railway's central repair facility, begun in 1896. Approximately [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Periauger
by Babits, Lawrence E. A periauger was a wooden boat created by digging out a log, then splitting it longitudinally and adding at least one keel plank between the halves. The keel plank improved stability and increased [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Piedmont Airlines
by Turner, Walter R. Piedmont Airlines "Flies the Blue Skies" by Walter R. Turner Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2003. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Piedmont Wagon Company
by Williams, Wiley J. The Piedmont Wagon Company was founded in 1878 outside of Hickory by George G. Bonniwell, a mechanical engineer, architect, and builder, and A. L. (Andy) Ramseur, operator of a gristmill, an iron [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ports and Harbors
by Hairr, John, Stick, David. Beginning in the colonial period, North Carolina's ports of entry were settlements where a vessel's cargo could be checked by a government inspector and import fees collected. The ports were [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads Carry Wounded Soldiers
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. During World War II, the U.S. Army had a series of railroad passenger cars built to carry wounded soldiers from hospital ships to military hospitals across the United States. Instead of regular seats [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Railroads: Part 1 - Introduction
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Railroads by Douglas A. Wait and John R. deTreville, 2006 See also: Atlantic Coast Line Railroad; Carolina Central Railway; CSX Corporation; Norfolk Southern Railroad; North Carolina [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 4 - Passenger and Tourist Train Services
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Railroads: Part 5 - Twentieth-Century Trends and Decline
by deTreville, John R., Wait, Douglas A. Part 1 - Introduction, Part 2 - First Rail Lines and the Birth of the North Carolina Railroad, Part 3 - The Civil War, Postwar Struggles, and the Transportation of Agricultural Products, Part 4 - [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Raleigh and Gaston Railroad
by Stokes, Matt. Raleigh and Gaston Railroad By Matt Stokes, Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History, [...] (from Research Branch, NC Office of Archives and History.)
Road Wagons
by Powell, William S. Road wagons, or freight wagons, were large horse-drawn wagons used primarily before the advent of the railroad to haul produce to market and carry other goods and supplies. Often operated as a [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Roads
by Hairr, John, Norris, David A., Ireland, Robert E., Porter, Matthew C. Roads made of several different materials have been common in North Carolina during various eras of its history. One of the earliest attempts at road building in the state was the construction of [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Ruffin, Peter Browne
by Engstrom, Mary Claire. Peter Browne Ruffin, hillsborough merchant, financier, and for many years treasurer of the North Carolina Railroad, was the seventh child and fourth son of Chief Justice Thomas (1787–1870) and Anne [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Settlement of the Mountains, 1775-1838 (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Holland, Ron. Settlement of the Mountains, 1775-1838 "North Carolina's Final Frontier" Related Entries: Cherokee Indians; Asheville; Regions by Ron Holland Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Sharpies
by Babits, Lawrence E. Sharpies by Lawrence E. Babits, 2006 Sharpies were late-nineteenth-century workboats that, according to tradition, were introduced into North Carolina from Long Island Sound by George Ives [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Simmons Sea-Skiff
by Purcell, Gene. From 1950 through the 1960s, T. N. Simmons and his son built hundreds of small boats on the North Carolina coast that many regarded as the best sportfishing and recreational power boats available. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Southern Railway System
by Bingham, Warren L. The Southern Railway System, formed from the remnants of several failing Virginia lines, was incorporated in Virginia in 1894 and began operating the same year (its earliest predecessor line was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Spoon, William Luther, Jr.
by McKown, Harry W., Jr. William Luther Spoon, Jr., engineer, inventor, and farmer, was born near Kimesville, Alamance County, the only son of George Monroe and Nancy Stafford Shoffner Spoon. He attended the public schools [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
State Transportation Signs
by Bishop, RoAnn. State Transportation Signs "Who Did That Sign Say?" by RoAnn Bishop Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Spring 2005. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Steam Powered Cars
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. Alternative fuel sources are very popular today, as production has increased for hybrid cars that use more than one kind of power technology. Research continues into electric and hydrogen fuel cells. [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Steamboating
by Sadler, Emory W., Sadler, Lynn Veach. Steamboating in Eastern North Carolina by Emory W. and Lynn Veach Sadler, [...] (from NCpedia.)
Steamboats
by Barfield, Rodney D., Norris, David A. Steamboats by Rodney D. Barfield and David A. Norris, 2006 See also: Dan River Steam Navigation Company; French Broad Steamboat Company; In North Carolina, the concept of travel by [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Streetcars
by Williams, Wiley J. Streetcars by Wiley J. Williams, 2006 Streetcars, also known as street railways or trolley cars, began operating in Wilmington and Raleigh in 1887. Initially drawn by horses, they were soon [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
The Tornado: A Symbol of Rebirth for Raleigh
by Lilly, Walt, Agan, Kelly. The Tornado:  A Symbol of Rebirth for Raleigh By Walt Lilly, North Carolina State University, 2013, with contributions by Kelly Agan, NCpedia [...] (from NCpedia.)
Thomas Built Buses, Inc
by Brown, Joe Exum. Thomas Built Buses, Inc., headquartered in High Point, is one of the largest manufacturers of school and commercial transit buses in North America. Perley A. Thomas, known in the industry as "Mr. [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Thomas, Perley Albert
by Williams, Max R. Perley Albert Thomas, High Point industrialist, was born in the London area of Ontario, Canada, the son of Margaret Cunningham and John Andrew Thomas. His father was a carpenter and farmer. Young [...] (from Dictionary of North Carolina Biography, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trading Ford
by Bingham, William H., Jr. Trading Ford was a shallow area of the Yadkin River located about seven miles northeast of Salisbury. As one of the few places where the Yadkin could be crossed on foot or horseback, Trading Ford was [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Transportation improvements in the 1920s
by Turner, Walter R. When World War I ended in 1918 and the troops came home, folks felt optimistic about the future and eager to get on with their lives. This optimism led to an extraordinary decade that brought major [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Transportation, History of
by Neal, Larry K., Jr. Today, people rarely think twice about traveling to, from, or within North Carolina— whether by car, train, or airplane. Within hours a person can travel anywhere in the United States or in the [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Transportation: Air and Rail (from NC Atlas Revisited)
by Brenneman, Kurt, Elmes, Sherry M., Hauser, Edwin W., Rash, J. Dennis, Swartz, Nicholas J. Transportation part vi: Air and rail travel  by Edwin W. Hauser, J. Dennis Rash, Sherry M. Elmes, and Nicholas J. Swartz, 2005. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Transportation: Future (from NC Atlas Revisited)
by Brenneman, Kurt, Elmes, Sherry M., Hauser, Edwin W., Rash, J. Dennis, Swartz, Nicholas J. As shown in the ncPedia Web site chapter on Population, much of the state has continued to grow at a relatively rapid pace over the past two decades, and is expected to continue that trend into the [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Transportation: Highway system conditions (from NC Atlas Revisited)
by Brenneman, Kurt, Elmes, Sherry M., Hauser, Edwin W., Rash, J. Dennis, Swartz, Nicholas J. Transportation part iv: Highway system conditions by Edwin W. Hauser, J. Dennis Rash, Sherry M. Elmes, and Nicholas J. Swartz, 2005. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Transportation: Introduction (from NC Atlas Revisited)
by Brenneman, Kurt, Elmes, Sherry M., Hauser, Edwin W., Rash, J. Dennis, Swartz, Nicholas J. Transportation Part I: Introduction by Edwin W. Hauser, J. Dennis Rash, Sherry M. Elmes, and Nicholas J. Swartz, 2005. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas Revisited. [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Transportation: Public Transportation (from NC Atlas Revisited)
by Brenneman, Kurt, Elmes, Sherry M., Hauser, Edwin W., Rash, J. Dennis, Swartz, Nicholas J. Transportation Part iii: Highway Use - Public Transportation by Edwin W. Hauser, J. Dennis Rash, Sherry M. Elmes, and Nicholas J. Swartz, 2005. Reprinted with permission from The North [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Transportation: Trends in highway use (from NC Atlas Revisited)
by Brenneman, Kurt, Elmes, Sherry M., Hauser, Edwin W., Rash, J. Dennis, Swartz, Nicholas J. Transportation Part ii: Trends in Highway Use by Edwin W. Hauser, J. Dennis Rash, Sherry M. Elmes, and Nicholas J. Swartz, 2005. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Transportation: Water (from NC Atlas Revisited)
by Brenneman, Kurt, Elmes, Sherry M., Hauser, Edwin W., Rash, J. Dennis, Swartz, Nicholas J. Transportation part v: Water transportation by Edwin W. Hauser, J. Dennis Rash, Sherry M. Elmes, and Nicholas J. Swartz, 2005. Reprinted with permission from The North Carolina Atlas [...] (from North Carolina Atlas Revisited.)
Travelers' Rooms
by Powell, William S. Travelers' rooms were small, porch-like rooms attached to the outside of houses usually situated along stage coach routes and were intended for the use of any passing traveler who needed [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Trucks and Trucking
by Williams, Wiley J., Ireland, Robert E., Hackney, Janet M. North Carolina truck manufacturing began in Wilson and Henderson in the 1910s. In about 1914 Hackney Brothers Wagon Company, a Wilson firm founded in  1854 by Willis Napolean Hackney that made [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
Wheeler Airlines (from Tar Heel Junior Historian)
by Wadelington, Charles W. In North Carolina, aviation experienced important developments in the late 1920s. In 1928 the state’s first airmail flight landed at Lindley Field in Greensboro. By 1929 Raleigh introduced commercial [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Wright Brothers in North Carolina
by Kirk, Stephen. Wright Brothers in North Carolina by Stephen Kirk Reprinted with permission from the Tar Heel Junior Historian. Fall 2003. Tar Heel Junior Historian Association, NC Museum of History See [...] (from Tar Heel Junior Historian, NC Museum of History.)
Yadkin River Navigation Company
by Wall, James W. The Yadkin River Navigation Company was chartered in 1818 as part of the internal improvements program of progressive state senator Archibald D. Murphey, who, between 1816 and 1819, proposed [...] (from Encyclopedia of North Carolina, University of North Carolina Press.)
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