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The General Assembly passed an act for road improvement in Davie County authorizing $175,000 in county bonds in February 1913, subject to approval of the people. The May 31, 1913 election result was 1,519 in favor and 1,085 against the bonds. One man's opinion was, ""what was good enough for me and my father is good enough for them and all you other young fellows. Men, it's a waste of money to make that road better just to please some of those fellows that drive automobiles."" The county borrowed $30,000 from the Bank of Davie for one year, secured by the county's $40,000 railroad stock.

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