05/25/08 78 W - + 7 - 17 Welcome to Raleigh

On June 1, 1969, the city of Raleigh annexed the Brentwood subdivision, as well as an industrial district along Highway 1. The action added some 3,000 residents to the city population. The residents received one free month of municipal services, with property taxes due in 30 days. Their $1 car tags-- remember those?-- were required on the day of annexation, however. Police officers and firefighters personally delivered brochures to each household, explaining city services and citizen obligations. Ah, simpler times.

And as I remember it was opposed by the residents, as was Oak Park several years later. The industrial tract indluded what was then the Westinghouse plant on what was then North Boulevard.

Eventually the car tags gave way to stickers, which went in the lower left corner of the windshield.
DJ (Email) - 05/25/08 - 13:26

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