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Oral History Interview with Charlie Fears

Charlie Fears was a native of Virginia and came to Saluda in the early 1970s to work on Interstate 26. When the job was finished and his company went on to the next job, Charlie decided to stay. He worked on several bridges in the area, including the railroad bridge in town. After retirement he became a landscaper.

Charlie’s blue tractor and friendly face were familiar and welcome sights around Saluda. He was a regular at Ward’s Grill, which is where interviewer Scott Kinard caught up with him. We feel very fortunate to have this interview because we lost Charlie June 22, 2012.