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First of the Super Farms


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Lake Mattamuskeet, eighteen miles long and six miles wide in coastal Hyde County, was once drained as a part of one of the greatest American agricultural experiments of the 20th century. The lake bottom is said to contain seventy-five square miles of the richest soil in the world, rivaling that of the fertile Valley of the Nile. Ultimately, heavy rains ruined the multi-million dollar project.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 12, May 1975, p23-25, 36, il  (Periodical website)
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12268
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