Answers provided on highway spring
In reference to a brief question and photos about a historic marker on U.S. 276 South on The Estates at Boulder Creek, reader Mike McDonald had a wealth of information.
He said the spring came to his attention during a conversation with the late John Myers, who had been shown the springs by the late David Edwards.
Information passed down was that the site was a stopover for those traveling from the Pigeon Valley to Waynesville and back again. It was a watering hole for the mules and horses, and a place of rest for the travelers. Later, it became a picnic area for church groups, and in 1924 The Community Club of Waynesville erected the stone wall, water basin and plaque.
"John took me to the spring in 2006, which was completely covered with vines and moss," McDonald wrote. "We took it ...