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for Wildlife in North Carolina Vol. 45 Issue 2, Feb 1981
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The Pigeon River rises near Shining Rock and flows clear and pristine through mountains and valleys until it reaches Canton, where the Champion Paper Mill is located. From there downstream the character of the water changes; the water becomes brown and too warm to support much fish life. Wooten discusses balancing environmental concerns with the strong economic boost the mill gives the region.
Dean recounts the removal of the Cherokee Indians from their homelands in western North Carolina and other states, which took place between October 1838 and March 1839. Many white settlers sought to prevent the removal, but ultimately, the demand for new settlement lands and the discovery of gold on Cherokee land overwhelmed their protests. Thousands of Cherokees died on the winter march to Oklahoma.
The shrew, the only venomous mammal in this hemisphere, is one of the most common mammals in the state. However, few people have ever seen one. The shorttail shrew is the largest in the state, measuring around three or four inches and rarely weighing over four-fifths of an ounce. The shrew is a ravenous creature and needs to eat twice its own weight in 24 hours.