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Industrial History of NC

From text book "North Carolina in the American Experience" Chapter 18 Sec. 1
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Adam Schnug

on 26 April 2010

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Transcript of Industrial History of NC

Industry of North Carolina Textile Industry Textile - clothing George Alexander Gray - Started the big textile industries in NC.
by 1880 NC had 39 cotton mills
by 1900 177 mills provided 30,000 jobs in NC Tobacco R.J. Reynolds - moved to Salem, NC from
Virginia and helped establish it as a tobacco giant In Durham tobacco became popular do to the
efforts of Washington Duke nd his sons. RailRoads RR development spurred
economic growth in NC after
the Civil War RR's in NC allowed people, places, and industries
to connect with one another faster and more
efficiently than ever before. Trust - a business organization that combines in a specific industry to reduce competition ad control prices Furniture NC's history has two large areas of furniture
production:
Hickory
High Point
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