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Virginia Airline Condemnations, 1907

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Title

Virginia Airline Condemnations, 1907

Subject

Transportation, Railroads Standards of Learning USII.9b VS.8c VS.10c

Description

In February 1907, the Virginia Airline first began acquiring land to build a new railroad that would run through Fluvanna County, and would connect to the C&O Railroad. This offered Fluvanna the opportunity to be connected to many larger cities such as Washington, D.C., Richmond, and Charlottesville, adding a boost to the economy by creating a cheaper option for moving freight and allowing supplies to reach local businesses much more easily and efficiently. Early construction of the Airline was slowed during the first six months of the land acquisition because of condemnations such as the one pictured, which states that the Airline was trespassing on people’s land. During those first months, at least 46 condemnations were reported, hurting public relations with the Airline, and causing delays to construction.

Creator

Fluvanna County Historical Society

Source

Fluvanna County Historical Society Archives and Bulletin #37 (1984)"Years with the Airline" by Noel Harrison

Publisher

Fluvanna County Historical Society

Date

1907

Contributor

Fluvanna County Historical Society Bulletin #37 (1984)"Years with the Airline" by Noel Harrison

Rights

All rights reserved. Permission to reproduce any part of this item in any form or by any means must be obtained in writing from the Fluvanna County Historical Society.

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