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Excerpt from Oral History Interview with Renee Lee, December 19, 1999. Interview K-0284. Southern Oral History Program Collection (#4007) See Entire Interview >>

Lee's father insists on remaining in his flooding home

Renee Lee recalls that her father insisted on staying in his house, even though the water had risen high enough to prevent the use of a generator. When her father finally capitulated, rescuers could not make it to his house, so he had to meet them in his boat. This passage shows the loyalty of White Stocking residents to their homes, or their fascination with the flooding and disbelief that the waters could rise high enough to force them to leave.

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Oral History Interview with Renee Lee, December 19, 1999. Interview K-0284. 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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