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Train travel offers relaxation, conversation, comfort, and countryside viewing that automobiles cannot. The Piedmont, which runs daily between Raleigh and Charlotte, is rapidly becoming popular with travelers and tourists.
Incorporated in 1870, Mount Olive has neither mountains nor olives. A small commercial center for southern Wayne County, the town is home for the Mt. Olive Pickle Company, the nation's largest independent pickle company.
Between 1850 and the early 1930s, popular vacation spots were resorts located near mineral springs, including Jackson Springs in Moore County, Barium Springs in Iredell County, and Rocky River Springs in Stanly County.
Although reduced in number by franchises and shopping-mall eateries, small-town diners, including BJ's in Polkton and Sherry's Family Style Restaurant in Ramseur, still serve up good food in a friendly atmosphere.
Because of the difficulties of land travel, the steamboat Mountain Lily was a hoped for alternative route on the French Broad River in the early 1880s between Brevard and Asheville. The project failed after four years.