Water use -- North Carolina -- Charlotte
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Bill Stokes of Lancaster, South Carolina discusses his hobby of kayaking up and down the Catawba River, and his hobby of collecting the balls that he has found floating down the river. He describes the condition and quantities of trash that come out of the confluence of Sugar Creek and the Catawba River.
Overview Five men and women describe growing up in the Cherry community in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1940s and 1950s. They recount their adventures with the creeks and their experiences with new technologies such as refrigerators and televisions. They discuss the growth and development of Charlotte, particularly the many new roads and buildings.
Overview Laura Rankin and Curley Hall discuss attending baptismal services while members of the Shiloh Baptist Church on Elmin Street in Reid Park, Charlotte, North Carolina. Curley Hall describes living in the old Brooklyn neighborhood in Charlotte and being near the Thompson Orphanage. Curley Hall relates her experiences gathering water from a natural spring for the first few years that she lived there; Laura Rankin relates living in a section of the neighborhood that had one municipal spigot where...
Overview Dr. Ed Menhinick discusses his history from the late 1960s until around 2010. He remembers how he got started in finding fish in the streams of North Carolina. He discusses doing environmental impact reports for the county and the state on the condition of creeks and streams before and after building. Talks about pollutants like silt, what kind of values were looked for when doing the assessments and what kind of fish would be found in a dirty versus a clean stream. Tells a few tales of...
Overview Grady Walker discusses his memories of living next to Irwin Creek throughout his entire life. He recalls never having used the creek for swimming because he always used swimming pools. He discusses how growing up near the creek affected his life.
Overview Five men, who grew up in the Grier Heights neighborhood in Charlotte, North Carolina during the 1940s and 1950s recall swimming in the local creeks. and specifically in a place that they called the "Big Boy Hole," on Briar Creek behind the Mint Museum.
Overview Jonathan Belton describes his childhood activities playing with his friends in Briar Creek adjacent to the neighborhood of Grier Heights in Charlotte, North Carolina. He describes catching tadpoles and digging out gray clay from the banks of the creek to make ashtrays and other articles. He remembers spending time in a place that he and his friends called the "Big Boy Hole" swimming hole, located behind the Mint Museum close to Randolph Road. Mr. Belton also discusses his education and...
Dates: Other: 2014-09-01
Overview Lester Todd, father of interviewer Tenille Todd, who grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina near Freedom Park, remembers playing in Little Sugar Creek as a child. He refers to Little Sugar Creek as "Sugar Creek," which was common in Charlotte for much of the 20th century.
Overview Pat Stith recalls his first investigative journalism report as a newspaper reporter for The Charlotte News. He discusses his investigation of pollution and the piping of waste by industry into Little Sugar Creek and other creeks in Charlotte, North Carolina. He also reminisces about some of his favorite investigations as a reporter, including the Pulitzer Prize-winner article "Boss Hog."
Overview Rickey Hall recalls his childhood adventures swimming in Irwin Creek and its tributaries in Charlotte and Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He imparts the importance of creek greenways for the communities in Charlotte. He discusses the importance of natural springs as a water resource to residents who first moved to the Reid Park neighborhood, and he relates some history of Reid Park.