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Mar 4, 2019 05:53:23   #
deanfl (a regular here)
 
I captured this landmark this past Saturday while doing the South Carolina portion of “50 Great Scenic Drives”. This is from a pamphlet I found put out by National Geographic Traveler magazine many years ago.

Here are things I discovered about this structure:

1. It was named as one of the top landmarks in America by Readers Digest
2. It was mentioned in the Netflix TV show, House of Cards.
3. It is 4 stories...135 feet tall.
4. It holds one million gallons of water.
5. It is located on interstate 85 near the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway

One last thing I found out....as some may know, Kevin Spacey played the main character, Francis Underwood...as a fictional President Of the United States. There is an actual headstone with the name Francis Underwood, in a Gaffney, South Carolina cemetery.
Taken With An iPhone 7
Taken With An iPhone 7...
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Mar 4, 2019 06:16:12   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
That's a beauty. I've seen a similar tower alongside Route I-95, bit this one is on I-85.

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Mar 4, 2019 06:42:13   #
SuperflyTNT (a regular here)
 
Nice shot. But my favorite part is that you might stir up yet another debate about whether an iPhone is a “real” camera. 😜🤪

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Mar 4, 2019 06:56:24   #
deanfl (a regular here)
 
jerryc41 wrote:
That's a beauty. I've seen a similar tower alongside Route I-95, bit this one is on I-85.


Thanks, Jerry. I see that Clanton, Alabama has a Big Peach Water Tower...newer and smaller...both constructed by the Chicago Bridge & Iron Company.

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Mar 4, 2019 06:58:56   #
deanfl (a regular here)
 
SuperflyTNT wrote:
Nice shot. But my favorite part is that you might stir up yet another debate about whether an iPhone is a “real” camera. 😜🤪


Thank you...I’d say that the iPhone is a “real nice” camera. 🙂🙂

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Mar 4, 2019 07:09:57   #
SueScott (a regular here)
 
We've driven past it several times - it's so neat!

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Mar 4, 2019 08:01:11   #
jaymatt (a regular here)
 
Interesting, unique. Nice photo.

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Mar 4, 2019 08:03:13   #
TomC. (a regular here)
 
deanfl wrote:
I captured this landmark this past Saturday while doing the South Carolina portion of “50 Great Scenic Drives”. This is from a pamphlet I found put out by National Geographic Traveler magazine many years ago.

Here are things I discovered about this structure:

1. It was named as one of the top landmarks in America by Readers Digest
2. It was mentioned in the Netflix TV show, House of Cards.
3. It is 4 stories...135 feet tall.
4. It holds one million gallons of water.
5. It is located on interstate 85 near the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway

One last thing I found out....as some may know, Kevin Spacey played the main character, Francis Underwood...as a fictional President Of the United States. There is an actual headstone with the name Francis Underwood, in a Gaffney, South Carolina cemetery.
I captured this landmark this past Saturday while ... (show quote)


That was some interesting facts about the big peach. Item 3 where you say it's "4 stories, 135 ft tall" peaked my curiosity. In my mind, 135 ft would seem rather tall for only 4 stories tall. I looked up how high a story is and the consensus is a story is about 10' high.
That would make the peach tower 13-14 stories high and not just 4 stories. That makes more sense to me. What say you?

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Mar 4, 2019 08:48:44   #
deanfl (a regular here)
 
TomC. wrote:
That was some interesting facts about the big peach. Item 3 where you say it's "4 stories, 135 ft tall" peaked my curiosity. In my mind, 135 ft would seem rather tall for only 4 stories tall. I looked up how high a story is and the consensus is a story is about 10' high.
That would make the peach tower 13-14 stories high and not just 4 stories. That makes more sense to me. What say you?


I would say you made a good catch....my information came from a travel guide that contained information about the “Peachoid”. I checked other sources and the 135 feet seems correct. Checking on how many feet are in a story, I agree your calculations seem right.

And in doing this fact check I found that it took 50 gallons of paint for the final product.

Thanks for the correction!

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Mar 4, 2019 09:01:15   #
TomC. (a regular here)
 
deanfl wrote:
I would say you made a good catch....my information came from a travel guide that contained information about the “Peachoid”. I checked other sources and the 135 feet seems correct. Checking on how many feet are in a story, I agree your calculations seem right.

And in doing this fact check I found that it took 50 gallons of paint for the final product.

Thanks for the correction!



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Mar 4, 2019 10:27:33   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
That's a peach of a shot (sorry)!

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Mar 5, 2019 05:56:28   #
J-SPEIGHT (a regular here)
 
deanfl wrote:
I captured this landmark this past Saturday while doing the South Carolina portion of “50 Great Scenic Drives”. This is from a pamphlet I found put out by National Geographic Traveler magazine many years ago.

Here are things I discovered about this structure:

1. It was named as one of the top landmarks in America by Readers Digest
2. It was mentioned in the Netflix TV show, House of Cards.
3. It is 4 stories...135 feet tall.
4. It holds one million gallons of water.
5. It is located on interstate 85 near the Cherokee Foothills National Scenic Highway

One last thing I found out....as some may know, Kevin Spacey played the main character, Francis Underwood...as a fictional President Of the United States. There is an actual headstone with the name Francis Underwood, in a Gaffney, South Carolina cemetery.
I captured this landmark this past Saturday while ... (show quote)

Nice and interesting image Dean.

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Mar 5, 2019 07:31:15   #
Blair Shaw Jr (a regular here)
 
WOW....that 's a serious water tower .......Very Wild & Crazy

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Mar 5, 2019 10:16:42   #
deanfl (a regular here)
 
Thanks, everyone!

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Mar 5, 2019 11:28:20   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
Very good shot, Dean.

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