Cities And Industry

By haynuh
  • Invention of steel

    Before Andrew Carnegie was 30 years old he had made shrewd and farsighted investments, which by 1865 were concentrated in iron. Within a few years, he had organized or had stock in companies making iron bridges, rails, and locomotives.
  • Duke has an increarce in crops.

    Following his profitable sales trip, Washington Duke began the manufacture of smoking tobacco on a part time basis. Though farming tobacco, wheat, corn, oats, and other subsistence crops took up much of the family’s time, the Dukes were able to manufacture 15,000 pounds of their product, “Bro Bono Publico,” during the year 1866.(
  • Andrew Carnegie makes biggist steel mill in America

    After creating the steel locomoatives, ect. Andrew Carnegie made the hugest steel mill in the nation.
  • Failedciggerte making machine

    Around 1877, the Allen and Ginter Company of Richmond, Virginia, offered $75,000 to any person who could invent a practical cigarette-making machine. Such a machine was developed in 1880 by eighteen year old James Bonsack; Allen and Ginter installed the machine in their factory, but discarded it as a failure after several trials.(
  • First one price store

    In 1878, a merchant named John Wanamaker in Philadelphia had opened what he called a “New Kind of Store” that incorporated a one-price system. Instead of customers negotiating prices with a merchant, goods were plainly marked and sold at the posted price.(
  • Duke increased sells in ciggertes

    Duke company manufactured 90 percent of the nation’s cigarettes in the 1880s.
  • NC first scdueled arriaval

    On October 3, 1880, the Western North Carolina Railroad made its first scheduled arrival at Biltmore. Trains brought money, power, and a taste of affluence to Western North Carolina
  • mail order Catolog

    Where did all these factory-made goods go? Many went to consumers in northern (and, increasingly, southern) cities — middle-class and working-class people who no longer made their own clothing and other household goods, and who had extra income to spend on store-bought goods. Department stores and discount “five and dime” stores sprang up during this time, to serve the new urban markets. By the 1890s, farm families, too, could buy factory-made goods, through new mail-order catalogs.(
  • First Belks in Charlottee

    Henry Belk was ready to sell anybody anything. His store was a combination of services, part novelty and part dry goods, which aimed for the business of the solid, hard-working people in the community and in the county. He promoted one-cent items—pencils, fishhooks, matches, blacking, marbles, sheets of paper, soap, and buttons.(
  • NC and its railroads

    After the Civil war NC needed forms of traspotation, in 1896 the state of NC was crisscrosed with railroads.
  • The growth of cities

    After the Civil War, cities across the United States — and especially cities in the North Central states, such as Chicago — grew rapidly as factories were built and immigration increased. In North Carolina, cities grew especially quickly. Before the war, the state had only four towns with populations of at least 2,500. (Today that would be a very small town.) By 1910, there were more than forty.(