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Carteret County Wool Industry

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During the Colonial period, sheep were popular livestock raised throughout Carteret County. The wool was used for home spun clothing while lamb and mutton were staples in the local diet. Sheep were so prevalent that Portsmouth Island was also known as “Sheep Island.”
The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 18 Issue 2, Winter 2002, p5, map