Bill Carson On The Flood of 1916 In McDowell County • North Carolina Mountain DreamsN

I stumbled upon the McDowell County Oral History website today. One of the videos I just had to watch was this one where Bill Carson tells the story as it was related to him by Dolly Vance about the flood of 1916 at the Orchard at Altapass.

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If you’ve ever taken a drive up Highway 221 North from Marion toward Linville Falls, you’ve probably noticed the large rocks and boulders that dot the fields and pastures on both sides of the road. All those tons of rock tumbled down the mountainside and to their current resting place during the cataclysmic flood of 1916. [1]

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