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for North Carolina Historical Review Vol. 65 Issue 3, July 1988
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Intramural play at Wake Forest College in 1882 was the first organized collegiate football games to be played in North Carolina. This led to the formation of the North Carolina Inter-Collegiate Foot-ball Association in 1888, which represented teams from Trinity College, the University of North Carolina, and Wake Forest College. While the league had problems early on, it expanded in the 1890s and promoted the new sport of football effectively throughout the South.
Between 1909 and 1917, tobacco tycoon R.J. Reynolds built a large country estate, Reynolda, just north of Winston-Salem. Primarily the project of Reynolds' wife Katherine, Reynolda was meant to be a model of scientific agriculture and an example for agriculturalists in the South.
In 1835, the North Carolina state legislature revised the state constitution to abolish the county basis for legislative representation. This allowed the legislature to review petitions for the formation of new counties without having to increase the number of General Assembly seats. Through this legislation, several new western counties were created, but by the 1850s this had stopped because of fears the sectional balance of the state would be disrupted.