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Throwback '40s photo: Taming the Hula Valley

A community in northern Israel turns the wilderness into a home.

October 6, 2016 | Latest Photo Prev Next
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October 6, 2016 | Latest Photo

These folks may look like explorers from an old novel, but they were real, and they had a job to do. In this photo, which was taken on June 1, 1940, a community clears through a papyrus thicket in the lively Hula Valley swamps in northern Israel.

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