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Explore evolution of personal transportation in Wilmington, North Carolina in the early 1900s through the use of images, Sanborn Maps and Wilmington City Directories


Introduction  |   Activity 1 -4  |   Activity 5 - 7  |   Worksheet (pdf)  |   Learn More


Learn More about transportation in the early 1900s

America on the Move:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/exhibition/

America on the Move: Learning Resources:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_50_1.html

Americans Adopt the Auto
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/exhibition/exhibition_8_2.html

Lives on the Railroad Salisbury, North Carolina
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/exhibition/exhibition_9_1.html

America on the Move: Smithsonian Automobile Collection:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_78_1.html
A chronological visual "catalog" of passenger vehicles in the National Museum of American History

America on the Move: Transportation History Videos:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_48_1.html

America on the Move: Transportation Infrastructure Videos:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_47_1.html

American on the Move: Transportation Technology Videos:
http://americanhistory.si.edu/onthemove/themes/story_50_1.html

For additional background information on Wilmington, North Carolina in the early 1900s and its business and government offices, you may consult the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce publications:

1902 Wilmington Chamber of Commerce "Up To Date"
http://docsouth.unc.edu/nc/uptodate/uptodate.html

1907 Wilmington Chamber of Commerce City Directory
http://www.archive.org/details/wilmingtonncdire1907hill

1911/1912 Wilmington Chamber of Commerce City Directory
http://www.archive.org/details/wilmingtonncdire1911hill

1919/1920 Wilmington Chamber of Commerce City Directory
http://www.archive.org/stream/wilmingtonncdire1919hill

Related Pages:
The North Carolina mountains in the early 1900s through the writing and photography of Horace Kephart
(http://www.learnnc.org/lp/pages/4048 )
In this lesson for grade 8, students will analyze photographs and writings of Horace Kephart to gain a better understanding of life in the North Carolina mountains in the early 1900s.

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Related Topics: American history, North Carolina, North Carolina history, history, photography analysis, map analysis, transportation

Introduction  |   Activity 1 -4  |   Activity 5 - 7  |   Worksheet (pdf)  |   Learn More