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
While traveling around Arizona recently on a trip to the Grand Canyon, we had occasion to travel along I-40 which happens to follow the path of Historic Route 66 through this area. Seeing many of the Route 66 landmarks, we became interested in the … Continue readingHave you slept in a Wigwam lately ?
While staying at Goulding’s Lodge at Monument Valley, I woke up early, grabbed a cup of coffee, and walked out my room onto the balcony. I was rewarded for this early morning wakeup with a beautiful sunrise.
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
Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge new Woodbury, Ga. Built by Horace King, a slave. Red Oak Creek bridge is Georgia oldest covered bridge. Including the approach ramps, it is 391 feet long with a main span of 253 feet, making it also Georgia’s longest covered … Continue readingOld and New Meet
Paddle boats at Watson’s Mill State Park with the Covered Bridge and dam in the background.
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.
Each year along with the Masters comes the Dogwoods and Azaleas to Aiken.
All Aboard Aiken – The rebuilding of the old train depot on its original foundation footprint at the corner of Union Street and Park Avenue in Aiken, South Carolina is progressing nicely. Restoration of two old railroad cars and an old caboose are also well … Continue readingAiken Railroad Depot in Progress
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