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The first good roads movement in the state led to a boom in plank road building, and a brief era of good transportation.
This article is the first of a two-part examination of the development of the plank road system in antebellum North Carolina. This installment provides information on transportation challenges and shortcomings in the early 19th century and the origins of the movement to install plank roads in the state.
This article is the last of a two-part examination of the development of the plank road system in antebellum North Carolina continues from the article published in January 1939, Vol. 16(1), pp. 1-22. This installment provides information on design, logistics, challenges and construction of the plank road system in the state.
They were our first “improved” highways and were the forerunners of our modern (1945) highway transportation system in North Carolina. This article takes a look at and old contract from the Fayetteville and Western Plank Road Company for the construction of a seven mile stretch or road in Randolph County.