The Transylvania Times -

Picturing The Past: Residents Save The Horsepasture River


July 3, 2017

Courtesy photo

McCrary Auto, July 1959.

The 18-mile-long Horse-pasture River begins in Jackson County, flows through Transylvania County and empties into Lake Jocassee in South Carolina. The rugged river drops 1700 feet on a stretch of approximately four miles from Drift Falls to Lake Jocassee.

In 1984 Carrasan Power Company gained preliminary approval to construct a water turbine powered electrical plant on the river. A grass-roots campaign led to the organization of Friends of the Horsepasture. Through their efforts the project was stopped and in 1985 North Carolina designated four-and-one-half miles of the Horsepasture Ri...

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