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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Raymond Rapp, November 17, 2000. Interview K-0253. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Using a past development failure as a learning experience

Rapp describes the poorly planned changes in his hometown of Bethel, North Carolina, which ballooned and lost its charm to strip malls and housing developments. His disappointment with Bethel's loss of natural beauty and community spirit may have influenced his approach to planning and development in Mars Hill.

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Oral History Interview with Raymond Rapp, November 17, 2000. Interview K-0253. 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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