Now in hard cover! PEOPLE LOOKED OUT over the rolling hills and prime bottomland along the Savannah River and its tributaries as the waters, backed up by a massive new concrete dam at Clarks Hill, South Carolina, began to swell, slowly inching streams out of their banks between December 20, 1951 and March 2, 1952. Eventually only a few of the highest hilltops remained dry - these becoming tiny islands of piedmont red clay - only specks in a magnificent lake that filled. As the Clark Hill Lake spread out the project swallowed up forever family farmsteads - homes, barns, storehouses, gardens, orchards; cotton plantations; places of worship; cemeteries, numerous ferry sites, roads, bridges; country stores; a number of commercial buildings and residences in the town of Parksville; Finally the bulldozers moved in and razed the landscape - every building. Any semblance of civilization was demolished. Here multitudes had been born, lived, and died - where they had experienced happy times, triumphs, sorrows, accomplishments, failures - to where people had immigrated in, migrated in, and from whence some had left for other parts.
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