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Yadkin River and the Trading Ford - South River Dam

South River Dam

Narrow roads from Salisbury in Rowan County and from Jerusalem in Davie County lead to a favorite swimming place just below the South River Dam on the south Yadkin River.  From the Civil War era through the early 1900s, the South River area was the gathering place for picnics, baptisms and swimming.  Cotton knee-length swimsuits could be rented at one of two bathhouses.

No series, The Albertype Co., Brooklyn, N.Y.


Bailey, Linda “Summer on Yadkin Was ‘Great Gatsby’ Come to Real Life” Salisbury Post, August 7, 1977

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