Region Focus

2003

 

Winter 2003

Economic History

Wheels of Change
The Automotive Industry's Sweeping Effects on the Fifth District
By Robert Lacy


Chart: Rural Roads 1914-1930

  1914 1930
United States
Miles of Rural Road 2,445,761 3,009,066
Percent Surfaced 10.5 23.0
Virginia
Miles of Rural Road 53,388 59,957
Percent Surfaced 7.3 21.0
North Carolina
Miles of Rural Road 50,758 53,796
Percent Surfaced 11.8 40.8
South Carolina
Miles of Rural Road 42,226 57,726
Percent Surfaced 7.7 32.6

SOURCE: Statistical Abstract 1932. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Department of Commerce, 1932.
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