Drowning of Two Boys at Tater Hill

Title

Drowning of Two Boys at Tater Hill

Subject

Tater Hill Lake, Potato Hill Lake, Watauga County, Drowning, Palmer Blair

Description

Reel #2 of 2 home movies in the Palmer Blair Collection, this reel begins with a very brief glimpse of a child straddling a handrail on the steps of a building before transitioning to footage of the recovery of one of two drowning victims, most likely from Potato Hill Lake, which was located just north of Howard's Creek Rd. and east of Replogle Dr. Due to the sensitive nature of this footage, access is granted only in response to a written request demonstrating a legitimate research interest in the footage.

For more on this event, see Watauga Democrat, August 26, 1954. For more information, please contact DigitalWatauga@gmail.com.

Date

August 26, 1954

Contributor

Palmer Blair

Format

16 MM Film

Type

Moving Images

Identifier

Pal-Bla-9-2

Spatial Coverage

Watauga County, NC

Files

Pal-Bla-9-2.png

Citation

“Drowning of Two Boys at Tater Hill,” Digital Watauga, accessed November 19, 2019, http://digitalwatauga.org/items/show/5265.

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