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Walter Abner Gibbs endeavored to make a fortune by breeding, raising, and skinning muskrats. He purchased 3,000 acres of marshes along the Currituck County coast to expand his pelt business which already included a 700 acre farm in Maryland. Muskrat pelts used to make Hudson Seal fur coats brought $2 a pelt in 1938.