Saturday was the Grand Opening of the Aiken Railroad Depot. After ten years of planning and construction, many people came out to celebrate the occasion. The day started with a Transportation parade that ended at the depot. The building has been complete and two old … Continue readingAiken Railroad Depot Grand Opening
Coker Spring, a fresh water spring dating from prehistoric times, was an early source of drinking water for Aiken, South Carolina. It was also a popular stagecoach stop on the trip from Abbeville to Charleston. The spring was listed on the National Register on January … Continue readingCoker Spring in Aiken
Every time I look at this picture I have to smile as I remember all the times we have had to sing “The wheels of bus go round and round” to our new grandson. It’s also a reminder of what a fun time that we … Continue readingThe Wheels of the Bus go round and round
On a recent trip out west to see the some of the National Parks of Arizona, Colorado, and Utah, we took in Monument Valley in Utah. Over the years, more Western Movies were made in Monument Valley than any other location in the United States. … Continue readingMonument Valley
Historic Watson’s Mill was the place to cool off from the heat on a recent Saturday afternoon. Located in the Watson’s Mill State Park, near Comer, Georgia, the 229 foot bridge was built in 1885.
This summer I read a story about local history that I had never heard. The “Aiken Standard” ran a story about “The Little Boy” who is buried in the back section of the old Graniteville Cemetary. I finally made a trip out to see the … Continue reading“The Little Boy” 1855
Coker Spring was the water source for early settlers in the Aiken area. It was a stagecoach stop on route from Abbeville to Charleston, SC. It was deeded to the city of Aiken in 1844 by WM. Peronneau Finley. It was restored by many friends … Continue readingCoker Spring