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3047
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To visit Merchants Millpond State Park is to step back in time. Trees there are among the oldest on the East Coast (between 700 and 1,000 years), wildlife abounds, over 200 species of birds pass through, and rare and endangered plants thrive.
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4138
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Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County is a 3,200-acre wildlife refuge that includes almost 200 bird species, beavers, otters, and 12 species of turtles. It is also home to some of the oldest trees on the east coast. Bald cypress and water tupelo between 700 and 1,000 years old tower over 100 feet on trunks 20 feet in diameter.
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Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 66 Issue 12, May 1999, p72-76, 78, il Periodical Website
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5968
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Merchants Millpond, located in Gates County, is beautiful, unspoiled land that is soon to become a state park. The area is described by Sierra Club members from Greenville as having \"wild beauty, primeval stillness and grandeur, eerie bird calls, gnarled trees, and rippling reflections.\" Patterson discusses how the land was acquired and how the state will use it.
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New East (NoCar F 251 T37x), Vol. 4 Issue 1, Jan/Feb 1976, p22-25, il
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10077
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North Carolina's proposed state park at Merchants Millpond in Gates County began in April 1972. The scenic wilderness is reminiscent of Cypress Gardens, the Everglades, and Okefenokee. The article gives an account of the area's natural beauty witnessed via canoe trip.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 41 Issue 12, May 1974, p18-20, por
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Record #:
6063
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Merchants Millpond State Park in Gates County is a 3,200-acre wildlife refuge that is home to over 165 aquatic and wetland plants. Nine of them are endangered or threatened. Over 160 species of birds have been recorded at the millpond. Twenty-two of them are threatened or endangered. A detailed study of small mammals has never been conducted. Twenty-six species have been found, however.
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