Longtime resident Cliff Small sends the following comments and questions. He's lived in town since 1967 and remembers much of "old Raleigh." He has four questions, which we're punting to our blog readers. Answers? More questions? Thanks for everyone's help.
May 28, 2012
This isn't quite what Cliff is asking for, but it's still interesting. It's a 1913 plan for Terminal Park beside Bloomsbury Park. It's featured in the recently published book Stories to Tell - A Centennial Celebration of Carolina Country Club: 1910-2010. Click to enlarge:
Regarding question #2, the linked story is about a cave off Airline Drive that’s beside a creek bed, and that we’ve blogged about before: http://www.legeros.com/ralwake/photos/we..
Save is on private property, on the back of someone’s residential lot. I’d heard, somewhere, that the cave was used for storing or hiding things during the Civil War. Unsure if that’s a former mine.
Regarding the “lead mine” of Lead Mine Road, that refers to the land north and west of the Lynn and Lead Mine road intersection. There was a graphite mine there, with three shafts, I believe. If you climb that hill, along Lead Mine, you’ll find graphite traces on the ground. Pretty cool.
Maybe twenty years ago, the N&O featured a property owner there, who had pumped out one of the shafts, and taken a picture in there. More than a few people have probably tried to find that place!
I am also sending Cliff some reader-sent information, for further sources.
Legeros - 05/28/12 - 17:12
Regarding #4, see drawing added above.
Legeros - 05/28/12 - 17:28