BRCO places historic marker at Pigeon Gap Watering Hole

With the purpose of drawing attention to an historic site in the area, the Bethel Rural Community Organization (BRCO) Historic Preservation Committee recently placed an historic marker at Pigeon Gap Watering Hole atop Waynesville Mountain. The signage is the fourth historic marker erected by the organization.

The hard work of several individuals went into making the marker — The Historic Preservation Committee designed the marker; Wayne McCrary and Jared Best, from the welding department at Haywood Community College, developed the plasma-cut imagery; Gifford and Glenda Farmer, with G&G Media Blasting, provided a metal finish; and Jason Swope and Jacob Deaver, with A to Z Signs & Engraving, inscribed text to complete the attractive marker, which commemorates a watering site that was used by people traversing the mountain in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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The Mountaineer, 6/1/2016