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About the Authors

Walter R. Turner, who grew up in Winston-Salem, is historian at the North Carolina Transportation Museum in Spencer, N.C.  He earned degrees from Methodist College in Fayetteville and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  His articles on transportation topics have appeared in Our State, Business North Carolina, and the American Aviation Historical Society Journal.  Turner's book on the history of the North Carolina Department of Transportation will be published in spring 2003.

 Karl Campbell is an Assistant Professor of History at Appalachian State University. He specializes in American political history and North Carolina history, with a primary research focus on Watergate and Senator Sam Ervin. He is a recent recipient of the Robert D.W. Connor Award presented by the North Carolina Historical Review.

 Penelope Karagounis is a graduate student in the Department of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her research interests are social geography and urban planning.


Mural, Latta-Jones House. Photo courtesy The Charlotte Observer