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Flat Rock history via a road

Travelling back in time on a Flat Rock roadby Rob Neufeld             If you walk the one mile length of North Highland Lake Road in Flat Rock, you step nearly 200 years into the past.            At the east end, the 21st century reigns.  Fronting six-lane Spartanburg Highway, a super-Ingles sits above a bog; and a CVS store faces an Octopus Garden smoke shop, a chiropractor, a cell phone provider, and a six-lane avenue to I-26 a mile away .            Neither Ingles nor CVS carries the big…See More
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This is the bridge over the New River Gorge in West Virginia. You've probably heard of it in connection with "Bridge Day" when witless base-jumpers launch themselves off this thing.

For me, though, this is the "super-objective" of the teen protagonists in my downriver chase novel, THE MONEY TREE. Though set on a highly fictionalized, even "over the top" Green River of Polk and Henderson Counties here, I always saw this bridge as the "Interstate bridge" of my story that is the objective of my brothers as they flee the mafia drug dealers.

Again, from the book jacket:

Tom and Huck take on The Sopranos! Set in the wilds of Western North Carolina – near historic COLD MOUNTAIN – the story turns on two teen brothers' chance discovery of a drug dealers' money drop in the knothole of a tree. The impoverished boys enjoy the "fruits" of "the money tree" until they are caught in the act by the mafiosi whose money it is. (At the same time, they witness the murder of a pot farmer wrongly thought by the dealers of being the one who’s robbing them.) The boys narrowly escape, setting off a wild, downriver chase through the trackless Green River Wilderness – a chase that pits unarmed country boys and armed-to-the-teeth city men in a "guerrilla" war to the death.

Here's the link to the Kindle - http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002T44I1C.

(Note: this is not my photo. It's a public-domain National Park Service flick.)

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Comment by Sam Mills on April 27, 2011 at 1:05am
Charles, thanks. Did you peep out my other flicks?
Comment by Charles Blount on April 27, 2011 at 12:07am
I love this picture

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