National Geographic : 1956 Jan
57 © National Geographic Society Like a Dream City, Kastoria Shimmers in Misty Enchantment Kastor is the Greek word for beaver, and legend says that Lake Kastorias was once a trapper's paradise. The lake now offers neither trapping nor beaver, but a fur industry still flourishes in the city. Workers piece together fine garments from thumbnail-size scraps discarded by fur houses in Paris and New York. An average three miles of thread goes into each coat. Six thousand Kastorians or descendants work in the New York fur trade.