state movement in railroad development the story of North Carolina"s first effort to establish an east and west trunk line railraod by Cecil Kenneth Brown

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Published by University of North Carolina press in Chapel Hill .

Written in English

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  • Railroads -- North Carolina

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Statementby Cecil Kenneth Brown ...
SeriesUniversity of North Carolina. Social study series
ContributionsNorth Carolina, University of. Institute for Research in Social Sciences
The Physical Object
Pagination2 p. l., [vii]-xii p., 2 l., 300 p. illus., maps (1 fold.)
Number of Pages300
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Open LibraryOL14790857M

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A state movement in railroad development; the story of North Carolina's first effort to establish an east and west trunk line railroad, Author: Cecil Kenneth Brown ; University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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