Monday, March 26, 2018

Caswell County's Bad Roads in 1913

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In 1913, Caswell County was faced with a problem. Its roads were a mess. Some farmers and businesses wanted better roads. However, this was before the State of North Carolina paid for road improvements. Thus, better roads required higher county taxes. Petitions were submitted to the Caswell County Board of Commissioners to place on the ballot a bond issue to finance road improvements. However, the Commissioners ignored the petitions.

Source: Webster's Weekly (Reidsville, NC), 16 May 1913, Friday, Page 1

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