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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 >>

Desire for growth clashes with desire to maintain a small-town feel

Rapp describes the inherent contradiction in encouraging development in small towns: residents want to maintain the small-town character of their community, but they also want the benefits of business and tourism. Mars Hill's development plan intends to balance these desires.

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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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