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The Great Flood of 1916

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The Great Flood of 1916 Long before meteorologists could accurately track storm systems and decades before hurricanes were assigned proper names, two major hurricane forces struck the Blue Ridge Mountains…

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Historic Churches

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Lake Wylie and the surrounding Catawba River Valley feature some of the oldest churches in the region dating back hundreds of years.  While nearby Charlotte, North Carolina is recognized as…

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Buster Boyd Bridge

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The Buster Boyd Bridge is one of Lake Wylie’s enduring and iconic images.  Motorists driving NC Hwy 49 south from Charlotte approach the bridge at a slight bend in the…

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Lake Wylie’s Origins

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For hundreds of years before the creation of Lake Wylie a local Indian tribe occupied the surrounding area.  The tribe called themselves the Catawba or “People of the River.”  The…

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