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2527
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Sprawling across the state's northeastern corner and in southeastern Virginia, the Great Dismal Swamp attracts visitors interested in history, wildlife, and outdoor adventure.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 63 Issue 5, Oct 1995, p24-28, il
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5835
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The Great Dismal Swamp, an area of history and mystery, sprawls across North Carolina's northeastern corner and southeastern Virginia. No one knows who discovered it or when. The author discusses historical events and persons connected with the swamp.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 1 Issue 3, June/July 1973, p24-26, 28-29, il
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5975
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Located on the marshy coast of North Carolina and Virginia, the Great Dismal Swamp, once covering 2,200 square miles, has been described as an area of history and mystery. Blackburn discusses historical events and persons connected with the swamp, such as George Washington, who designed a plan to drain the swamp.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1976, p40-42, il, map
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13951
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The juniper water of the Dismal Swamp was considered a cure-all for many ailments, and nearly a century ago the Dismal Swamp gave promise of becoming a great health resort.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 18 Issue 16, Sept 1950, p12-13, il
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6787
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Although the history and folklore of the Great Dismal Swamp are well documented, very little comprehensive study has been made to this day of the swamp's flora and fauna. Rageot gives a general description of the swamp and discusses its geology and flora and fauna, including birds, mammals, and fishes.
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6072
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Once covering 1.4 million acres, the Great Dismal Swamp has been reduced to 210,000 acres over the last 200 years. Eroding water tables, 200 years of logging, especially of the Atlantic white cedar, and an elaborate network of ditches cut through the swamp have all contributed to the reduction of this mysterious, dank, and nearly impenetrable area. Yet, the swamp stubbornly clings to survival.
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35809
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Noted first were reasons to appreciate the Coast and its waters, particularly sites that lend appeal. Land marks ranged from the well-known Outer Banks to perhaps lesser known Bird’s Island. Towns included famed Kittyhawk to the famed by relatively few Duck. As for what he saw as evidence of being taken for granted: pollution of air and water, destruction to dunes and wildlife. Out of an enduring appreciation for, and mounting concern about, he called for all North Carolinians to restore the Coast and its waters for future generations and out of a sacred duty.
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Tar Heel (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 7 Issue 2, Mar/Apr 1979, p40-42, 56-60
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37689
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This an account from 1807 talks about the landscape, types of trees and creatures, weather, and the manners and customs of people around the Dismal Swamp.