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The Great Central Coast Road of North Carolina (and how it links to myriad related subjects)

I'm working on a book tentatively titled Finding Ways.  It will, I hope, describe old  road routing and construction methods and how to find remnants of those old highways, by-ways, and other ways of moving over land in the Age of Muscle Power.  First, though, a word or two on The Age of Muscle Power.  

Here is the origin of one of the roads under consideration:

The Great Central Coast Road We departed the age of muscle powered land transportation in the second decade of the 19th century, just nine score years ago.  All of humanity employed muscle power to move over land for millennia.  One can argue about what constitutes humanity and human history but no matter one’s preferred scale, be it 7,000 Biblical years or 2.5 million paleoantological years, it was a very long time to be limited to the same power source.  Institutions and infrastructures grew around the technology of muscle powered movement.  As man devised new and different means of achieving efficiency within the basic po…

A bibliography of Secondary Sources Consulted as Part of the TPA Research Project into the Development of Commercial Routes in the Southeast of North America

A bibliography of Secondary Sources Consulted as Part of the TPA Research Project into the Development of Commercial Routes in the Southeast of North America (With apologies for the formatting lost in translation)
Abernethy, Thomas Perkins, Three Virginia Frontiers, Baton Rouge: Lousiana State University Press, 1940 The Walter Lynwood Fleming Lectures in Southern History. ColHis/NA d'Abbeville, Sanson, Translated by Pauline Carson Blochy and Robert Martinon, edited by Louis M. Bloch, Jr. America,, 1667. Cleveland: Bloch and Company (1959). America,, 1667. Cleveland: Bloch and Company , 1959 ColHis/NA Adams, James Truslow, editor in chief.Atlas of American History New York: CVharles Scribner's Sons 1943 Ref Akins, Bill. The Unicoi Turnpike Trail: A Path Through Time. Etowa, TN: Tenn essee Overhill Heritage Association . 2008 NA/Xport Tech Adair, James,  ed. Samuel Cole WilliamsAdair's History of the American Indian  (Johnson City, TN: Watauga Press, 1930). Adair's History of…