A New Invention: The Automobile

Cars in Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina
The turn-of-the-century saw the arrival of a new invention, the automobile and the truck. Some were powered by electricty or steam, but gasoline soon became the major source of fuel for cars and trucks. Although there are just a few dealerships in Charlotte, this new way of travel quickly became popular. Soon horse driven wagons, carriages and buggies disappear along with livery stables, blacksmiths, and saddle makers.