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The Wall on the Cape Fear

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The wall in the title refers to the area in North Carolina where the soft sedimentary rock of the Coastal Plain meets the hard crystalline rock of the Piedmont. Such a meeting causes river rapids, such as Smiley's Falls in the Cape Fear River. For merchants and farmers living upstream in the 19th-century, the rapids blocked commercial traffic and goods from getting to market. Earley describes North Carolina's effort to overcome the rapids and open the river to traffic.
Wildlife in North Carolina (NoCar SK 431 W54x), Vol. 74 Issue 11, Nov 2010, p26-31, il, map