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4421
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Four thousand miles of rail lines crisscrossed the state in 1900. Most of them belonged to the Atlantic Coast Line, Seaboard Line, and Southern Railway. In 1900, railroads were the major means of long-distance transportation. Railroads also brought changes. Farmers could raise cash crops now, instead of subsistence farming. New industries grew; old ones expanded. Railroads also influenced urbanization, creating new towns and increasing the size of old ones.
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Tar Heel Junior Historian (NoCar F 251 T3x), Vol. 39 Issue 1, Fall 1999, p32-33, il
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21385
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During the 1894 and 1896 North Carolina state elections, Republican and Populist Parties joined in an attempt to gain control of the legislature from the Democratic Party. The merging was not a successful one as the two parties bickered over issues including business regulation, the gold standard, and race relations. They also argued about specific state issues such as local government, patronage, education, taxes, lynching, and railroads.
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21456
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Before the 1870s there was a preference in the United States that the federal and state governments would subsidize private corporations but did not attempt to control them. This was the case when North Carolina held a three-quarters interest in the North Carolina Railroad (NCRR). The NCRR was built to help enable trade and travel to and within the Piedmont region of North Carolina. Chartered in 1849, the NCRR was the center of some controversy as to the style and amount of state control until it was leased out by the state in 1871.
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North Carolina Historical Review (NoCar F251 .N892), Vol. 61 Issue 2, Apr 1984, p174-204 , il, por, map, f Periodical Website
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4378
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Chartered in 1849 and completed in 1856, the North Carolina Railroad was one of the longest lines of its day. Its 233 miles connected Western counties to the state's seaports and brought population and economic growth to the Piedmont. In 1895, the state, the line's main stockholder, leased the railroad to the Southern Railway for ninety-nine years. The state is considering what to do with the railroad when the lease expires in 1994.
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