Today’s waterfaller has access to vast amounts of information for the waterfalls of North Carolina. Where did all that knowledge come from? Some of it is contemporary, but much of it comes from people who have spent decades researching, exploring, and protecting the waterfalls. And some people have the fortune to live or work in a waterfall environment and have constant experiences with falling water.

We are seeking these people and preserving their stories. We have several interviews scheduled and will add them to this page soon. Do you know someone who would make a good candidate for an interview? Please let us know. For now, we’re looking for folks who have at least 20 years of history with North Carolina’s waterfalls.

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“I consider a waterfall a monument.”

Bernie Boyer

We can’t think of a better person with whom to begin our oral history archive than Bernie Boyer. Bernie started chasing waterfalls in the 1990s when he was in his early fifties and he’s still going strong. He found dozens of waterfalls that were new to the waterfalling community at the time, including a particularly scenic one that now bears his name.