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23427
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The first train that came through Pitt County arrived in Bethel on September 12, 1882, on the newly completed Seaboard - Raleigh Railroad. Citizens of a three - county region celebrated this occasion with speeches and a dinner. The Tarboro Southerner covered this event, and the resulting article is included. Chartered in 1868, financial reverses caused many delays in the railroad's completion. It was not until 1890 that a train would come through Greenville.
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23394
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The first train that came through Pitt County arrived in Bethel on September 12, 1882, on the newly completed Seaboard – Raleigh Railroad. Chartered in 1868, financial reverses caused many delays in the railroad’s completion. Kammerer relates the account given of speeches and dinner celebration that appeared in the Tarboro Southerner newspaper at the time. The citizens of Greenville had to travel to Bethel to catch the train until the railroad reached Greenville in 1890.