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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 >>

Trying to maintain a farm image, without so much stinky farming

Rapp discusses the town's effort at managing land use and the conflict between the desirability of a quaint farming environment and the reality of actual farms, which can stink. Rapp feels the economic pressure to move away from encouraging the growth of a farming community—instead of focusing on cultivating land, he is transitioning some of that land into a golfing community. He insists that this kind of development is part of the diversity of a growing place like Mars Hill, which will "be okay."

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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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