Cruze describes the search for Fish Dam Road and the discoveries made. The search was a project undertaken by students at the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and their teacher Joe Liles. The road was once a major thoroughfare, running east and west on a ridge south of the Eno River, between the Neuse River in Durham County and Hillsborough in Orange County. Indians first walked it over 300 years ago, then European settlers moving West, and finally permanent, local residents. By 2003, urban development buried the road, and it was long forgotten until the class brought it back to life.