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The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead BoysNorth Carolina's Scott Family and the Era of Progressive Politics$
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Rob Christensen

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781469651040

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5149/northcarolina/9781469651040.001.0001

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Mud Tax

Mud Tax

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The Rise and Fall of the Branchhead Boys

Rob Christensen

University of North Carolina Press

With his mandate, Kerr Scott started one of the nation’s largest road building programs, designed to pave the thousands of dirt roads that most country people used. Scott used all his political skills to overcome a hostile legislature, oil companies, and the cities who didn’t want all the road money spent in the rural areas.

Keywords:   Kerr Scott, road building, unpaved roads, mud tax, rural isolation, ports, hostile legislature

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