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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Bernice Cavenaugh and Betsy Easter, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0279. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Flooding unites an already close-knit community, perhaps too much

Although Easter had described the northeast community as one that "knew each other businesses too well," she thinks that the people there are hostile to outsiders and isolated from one another. She thinks that the flood, like any disaster, drew people together. It is unclear whether she thinks this effect is artificial and undesirable or a development that might help the community in the long term.

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Oral History Interview with Bernice Cavenaugh and Betsy Easter, December 8, 1999. Interview K-0279. 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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