The Wright Brothers were the first to develop a sustained and powered aircraft in 1902, changing the course of history for the following decades regarding transportation, war tactics, and the shipping of goods.
Henry Ford conceived the Model T, which was a new automobile that was practical and affordable transportation for the common man. The Ford Motor Company built and sold this series from 1908 to 1927, and it quickly became prized for its low cost, durability, versatility, and ease of maintenance.
In 1921, Harriet Berry was determined to improve the conditions of highways. Forming the Good Roads Association, she influenced the NC state legislature to pass the Highway Act, which allowed the state to pave more than three thousand miles of highway, connecting county seats and state attractions
In 1927, the American pilot Charles Lindbergh flew nonstop from NYC to Paris with a single-engine airplane. The young aviator was seen as a hero in America, and to further promote aviation, he flew his plane to every state that year. This publicity stunt was successful, as many Americans desired to be airborne
Lindbergh's stunt encouraged the development of airports and scheduled passenger flights in NC. By 1925, airports were built in Winston-Salem, Greensboro, and Wilmington- all in North Carolina
With the rapid growth of cars and planes, trains were not as necessary as they were once before. Transportation had become much more easy and accessible by the end of the 1920s, revolutionizing how often people travel forever.