Where North Carolinians Went After 1820
By the 1820s, the descendants of many of the original settlers had moved on to greener pastures, to Alabama and Mississippi. For most farmers involved in agriculture, times were tough, due to plant diseases, insect infestations and depleted soil of its nutrients. This meant that they must continue to search for rich soil. A traditional crop was strawberries as evidenced by the photo of the Chadbourn market. During the 19th century the State attempted to improve farming practices, including the formation of a centralized state agricultural department in 1877 and a grant to the North Carolina College of Agriculture and Mechananic Arts in 1887.
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