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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Bobby Kirk, October 28, 1985. Interview K-0013. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Frustration with the Cane Creek reservoir project

Kirk describes his first experiences with the Cane Creek reservoir project. Kirk and his fellow farmers knew the government was planning something when they upgraded the water quality rating in Cane Creek, indicating it was drinkable. Kirk is convinced the water is not drinkable. Throughout the process, Kirk says, project representatives lied to Cane Creek and Chapel Hill residents every step of the way, showed indifference to residents facing displacement, and did not appear to have planned well for the project. Kirk believes that his father's generation would have prevented the creation of the reservoir, by force if necessary.

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Oral History Interview with Bobby Kirk, October 28, 1985. Interview K-0013. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) in the Southern Oral History Program Collection, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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