250 years after Washington drained it, feds soak a swamp

In this Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017 photo, Chris Lowie, refuge manager Great Dismal Swamp National Wildlife Refuge, gestures as he looks over a historical marker at the location of the town constructed by George Washington in Suffolk, Va. Washington had slaves drain some wetlands to harvest cedar and cypress trees from the swamp before the American Revolution. That logging continued well into the 20th Century. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

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