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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Paved roads change the Madison County lifestyle

Barnhill recalls when the government paved a Madison County road, both a symbol and a catalyst for change in the area. Paved roads eliminated the need for one significant rehearsal of the communitarian spirit—driving slowly past neighbors' houses to avoid stirring the dirt from the road into their garden or porch.

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Oral History Interview with Taylor Barnhill, November 29, 2000. Interview K-0245. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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