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Follow the Old Plank Road

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Around 150 years ago the longest plank road ever constructed in the world was built between Fayetteville in Cumberland County and the Moravian village of Bethania in Forsyth County. The distance was 129 miles. The Fayetteville and Western Plank Road followed a course originally laid out by Dr. Elisha Mitchell. Hairr recounts the history and construction of the road.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 74 Issue 2, July 2006, p76-78, 80, 82, il, por