North Carolina’s Oldest Roads: Geography, Physics, and Geopolitics of Movement in Pre-Modern Times in the Old North State

What geographic factors determine where a path, trail or road wends its way across North Carolina? What physical factors dictated transportation and settlement patterns in Colonial times in the Old North State? This presentation touches on the geology and geography of pre-modern byways, the flora and fauna needed for travel, and the environmental and geopolitical factors determining where we live to this day.

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