Region Focus

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

United States
Miles of Rural Road2,445,7613,009,066
Percent Surfaced10.523.0
Miles of Rural Road53,38859,957
Percent Surfaced7.321.0
North Carolina
Miles of Rural Road50,75853,796
Percent Surfaced11.840.8
South Carolina
Miles of Rural Road42,22657,726
Percent Surfaced7.732.6

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