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for Greenville Times / Pitt's Past Vol. Issue , Feb 15-28 2006
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It was in 1920 that W. P. Clarke, A. T. Tripp, and Claude D. Tunstall formed the Clarke-Tripp Amuzu Company to convert Forbes Mill Pond, about three miles from downtown Greenville, into a pleasure resort. They had a large dance pavilion, electric lights, showers, pier and the mill pond. They offered season tickets and had a bus running from town out to the park. They began having financial trouble by 1922 and by October 1922 the park was sold at public auction to satisfy its creditors. The park was bought by the newly formed Greenville Country Club. The Greenville Country Club kept the old Forbes Mill and lake until the dam was dynamited in 1927 and the lake drained.