NauenThen

Flood along the Pacolet

November 15, 2016

Tags: Pacolet River, Spartanburg

The height of this sculpture is approximately the highest point of the great 1903 flood on the Pacolet River in Spartanburg. Steve's grandparents were mill workers who lived within a few feet of the river. His family stories were about one grandpa convincing a woman who was being swept past on a log to let go of it so he could pull her to safety, and people banging on the other's door to warn him of how fast the water was rising, when he'd said naw can't happen. I don't know anyone who is as much from where he lives as Steve.