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3735
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In 1916, Mattamuskeet Lodge opened as a pumping station to drain Lake Mattamuskeet. The project failed by 1932. From 1937 to 1974, it was a waterfowl hunting lodge, then shut down until the mid-1990s. Now it is coming to life again as an environmental center.
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5201
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At 40,000 acres, Lake Mattamuskeet is the state's largest natural lake. Starting in 1837, numerous attempts were made to drain it and to use the land for farms. The attempts to drain the lake were not successful, and in 1932, the U.S. Government purchased the lake. Anthony describes the draining attempts and the lodge constructed there to assist in the process.
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39413
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From 1933-1942, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked at Camp Reddington on Bell Island on the Swanquarter Migratory Waterfowl Refuge in Hyde County. In 1934, the US government bought Lake Mattamuskeet from the New Holland Corporation and the Civilian Conservation Corps set about converting farm land to a migratory bird refuge. They erected fences, built canals, dismantled houses and barns, put in roads, erected barracks, planted vegetation to feed the migratory birds. The Civilian Conservation Corps moved from Camp Reddington to the New Holland community at Lake Mattamuskeet. The Civilian Conservation Corps ended at the outbreak of WWII.