Where in Carolina Country is This?
The July “Where Is This” photo by Haywood EMC member Donna Keener features two curious-looking fiberglass steer by the roadside. They serve as the welcome committee to Puncheon Camp Creek Ranch, located at the intersection of Old Clear Creek and Rhodes Roads near Edneyville in Henderson County. Ranch owner Boyd “Bub” Hyder started creating this private, western-themed “town” in 1992. Its Main Street includes a general store, chapel, gas station, stable, bank, city hall, a hotel and saloon, as well as other buildings and fiberglass oddities. Several readers recognized these two heifer greeters as a cool part of their hikes at nearby Bearwallow Mountain. The winning entry chosen at random from more than 200 correct submissions came from Sarah Proctor of Shelby, a Rutherford EMC member.