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for The State Vol. 5 Issue 32, Jan 1938
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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.
At one time there were about 500 trolley cars carrying passengers in some of the state's largest cities. Now only two places remain--Wilmington and between Spencer and Salisbury. Henderson recounts being in Asheville when the first trolley began operations there.
Bunn discusses how the overhunting of quail has almost removed this popular game bird from the North Carolina landscape.