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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Stan Hyatt, November 30, 2000. Interview K-0249. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

A shift from valuing land for its monetary worth rather than its inherent value

Hyatt believes that an increasing focus on land value—instead of the inherent value of living in a place like Madison County—is damaging the ethos of the community. New residents see their land as a commodity and do not care to fully integrate themselves into the community. The accessibility of the area (to which Hyatt, as a Department of Transportation engineer, no doubt contributed), as well as a growing and attractive infrastructure, is bringing new residents with a new mentality to Madison County.

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Oral History Interview with Stan Hyatt, November 30, 2000. Interview K-0249. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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