Lake Mattamuskeet New Holland and Hyde County, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

Lake Mattamuskeet New Holland and Hyde County, North Carolina (Images of America Series)

by Mattamuskeet Foundation Inc, Lewis C. Forrest
     
 

Located in the mainland of Eastern North Carolina, Hyde County is a fascinating blend of beautiful wetlands--with an incredible assortment of wildlife--and rich, sweeping farmlands, which have played the principal role in yielding the economic prosperity for the county. Lake Mattamuskeet, the center and heart of Hyde County, has enjoyed a long and interesting

Overview


Located in the mainland of Eastern North Carolina, Hyde County is a fascinating blend of beautiful wetlands--with an incredible assortment of wildlife--and rich, sweeping farmlands, which have played the principal role in yielding the economic prosperity for the county. Lake Mattamuskeet, the center and heart of Hyde County, has enjoyed a long and interesting history, one that has included early American Indian tribes, national business interests, New Deal government projects, and many generations of hunters and fishermen.

Through an impressive collection of photographs, this volume will take you on a visual tour through the history of Lake Mattamuskeet, New Holland, and Hyde County over the past 100 years. Because the farmland around the lake was so rich, early businessmen, even back into the colonial days, had the ambition of draining the lake to provide more rich-soil acreage and thus, create a profitable real estate venture. In this book, you will see first-hand all the intensive labor, both mental and physical, that went into the lake: from the first plans for drainage, the huge floating dipper dredges excavating the canals, the creation of the world's largest pumping plant (now Mattamuskeet Lodge), a company's city planning of New Holland, the introduction of the railroad, the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps in making the lake a waterfowl refuge, and throughout, the farming that has sustained Hyde County over the years.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738502717
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
1,194,676
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.37(d)

Meet the Author


Using photographs collected from various archives and generous community members, author Lewis C. Forrest and The Mattamuskeet Foundation, Inc. have created a wonderful visual history that celebrates the many personalities and achievements that make Lake Mattamuskeet such a memorable place. Whether a longtime resident of this natural paradise or simply a person fascinated by the county's incredible legacy, you will certainly find Lake Mattamuskeet: New Holland and Hyde County an entertaining and educational journey into the Hyde County of yesteryear.

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