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The Great Peach Adventure

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For years, the Sandhills region was devoid of agricultural ventures, and now, after 75 years of work and investment, it has grown into one of the most profitable peach growing areas in the United States. World traveler, adventurer, and entrepreneur Raphael W. Pumpelly, along with New York lawyer Ralph W. Page, built the first large scale orchard in the area, named Samarcand, and with their success, other peach growers began to move in.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 36 Issue 21, Apr 1969, p9-10, 22-23, il