The Battle For Falls Lake

eBook (PDF), 168 Pages
(2 Ratings)
Price: $6.25
This is the story of the battle for Falls Lake -- Raleigh, North Carolina's drinking water supply -- created by damming the Neuse River at the Falls community. It is a tale of political haranguing, pitting newly elected Senator Jesse Helms -- with his conservative values and belief in small government -- against North Carolina's other senator, the wildly popular and perhaps more pragmatic, Sam Ervin of Watergate fame. It is also the tale of changing attitudes toward the environment and the rise of a movement that would lead to the founding of the Environmental Protection Agency and new legislation aimed at protecting our natural resources. And finally, it is the story of personal loss experienced by those whose communities were in the way of progress and are now left, in both the figurative and literal sense, at the bottom of the lake. (39 B/W historical photos included) [Contact author at]
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  • By Richard Fox
    Dec 15, 2008
    "Enjoyed book on multiple levels" I recently read the article in the News and Observer and was intrigued. As a former resident of Chapel Hill, NC, I was aware that Falls Lake existed but that's all I knew. I knew nothing of it's history and significance. I do now. However, I found this book to be much more than a well written historical account. It caused me to slow down a little and reflect on my life in ways that are hard to express. I am grateful to the author for taking the time to write this book. I would recommend this book to anyone regardless of their connection to North Carolina and Falls Lake. If nothing else it will cause you to slow down a little and reflect. In this hectic day and age in which we live, that's surely worth the modest price of this book.
  • By Janet Steddum
    Mar 2, 2008
    "News and Observer article 8/31/07" Book documents Falls Lake's history: Area was born amid controversy /> Here's a short segment on WRAL-TV.
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Janet Steddum
September 30, 2011
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