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Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.

Making a Newground

Record #:
12335
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Abstract:
Early settlers in Western North Carolina faced the challenging work of clearing newground for crops. Knowing nothing of crop-rotation and fertilizing, pioneer farmers often depleted the rich soil's nutrients, giving them cause to break more new ground by clearing land and \"deadening\"¬Ětrees.
Source:
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 42 Issue 4, Sept 1974, p20, il