Several of the convicts who helped to build this road settled in Murphy when their terms expired and are making good citizens. This road was completed to Saluda, twelve miles east of Hendersonville in 1879, and to Hendersonville about 1882. This attempted repudiation was used by the Democrats to defeat the Republicans in November, 1898.
It was necessary that Buncombe county should contribute to the building of this railroad. On the 5th of August, 1875, there were 1,944 votes for subscription to 0,000 of the stock of the Spartanburg and Asheville railroad, and only 242 votes against subscription, and the bonds were issued bearing six per cent interest and due in twenty years. But the Democrats themselves afterwards employed counsel to carry out the repudiation of these bonds on the ground that the bill had not been read on three separate days in each house.
It is the best constructed railroad in the mountains, the grades and curvatures being far less than those of the Southern from Old Fort to Morristown. During the time the heavy work on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge was being done, construction companies were given contracts for the building of certain sections of the line. Boswell was the engineer, and after it went into the hands of a receiver in 1897 he operated it as superintendent, when it was bought by J. Hays and associates, who afterwards organized THE TRANSYLVANIA RAILROAD COMPANY, and in 1900 extended the road to Rosman, N. From there it was to have been constructed to Seneca, S. Mills in this enterprise, and he helped to procure the financial aid.
Among these contractors was the Carolina Construction Company. This was known as the "peonage case." THE SNOW BIRD VALLEY RAILROAD. C., which would have given a shorter route south from Asheville by 35 miles; but the Southern Railway leased it and that put an end to that scheme. "The building of the Transylvania road and its extension resulted in the construction of the plant of the Toxaway Tanning Company at Rosman, N. This has also resulted in the development of the Gloucester Lumber Company at that place; this concern is operating 20,000 acres on the western end of the Pisgah Forest tract of the Vanderbilt estate and have their mills located at Rosman, and carry on quite a large operation, with probably 20 miles of railroad. And now the railroad has every appearance of being rapidly pushed to completion.
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EAST TENNESSEE AND WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA RAILROAD. The great drawback to Alleghany county has been the lack of a railroad. 167, Laws 0œ 1870-71) was the first railroad to run into Cherokee, and the late Mercer Fain was its first president and was the most active in its construction.
If the course proposed by the 'Southern Railway' be permitted, railroad building may be 'tied up' indefinitely by repeatedly renewed condemnations, proceedings, contested until the end has been reached, and then withdrawn, only to be repeated in another form." THE CAROLINA, CLINCHRFIELD AND OHIO The South and Western, also known as the "Three C's" but now the Carolina, Clinchfield and Ohio, was completed to Marion, in 1908. Smoot, Henry Fries and others, succeeded in interesting John A.
On January 21, 2014 we switched in the last of the updated files and final page revisions. New River Notes, a leading genealogy resource for the New River Valley of North Carolina and Virginia, launched its new look website today. Best money and he failed to pay same back and forfeited the road, he assigning all his interest to Messrs.
In January 2013 we introduced the new site layout but because there were many pages left to do there was a big red Under Construction on the front page. New River Notes was originally launched in 1998 by Jeffrey C. Clyde, Logan and Buford on May 28, 1880." THE RICHMOND AND DANVILLE.
The fountain had ceased some time before that; but in 1911 George F. Andrews had rendered in the development of Western North Carolina, restored the fountain at his own expense. This Balsam gap is the highest railroad pass east of the Rocky mountains, being about 3,100 feet above sea level. Here it stayed a long time, due to the fact that a tunnel had been contemplated through the Red Marble gap of' the Valley River Mountain; but after the grading had been completed nearly to the gap it was discovered that the soil would not support the roof and sides of a tunnel, and the whole work had to be done over again and the roadbed placed on a much higher grade.
Baker of New York, as a testimonial to the services Col. This serious error cost many thou- sands of dollars and long delay.