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Though many may measure a state's significance by its larger cities, it is thesmall towns of South Carolina that create the Palmetto State's distinct and special identity in the South and in the country. Located near the Savannah River in Anderson County and along South Carolina's Heritage Corridor, Iva is one such town, for it is a community forged by the determination and industriousness of a people whose values are based on a respect for family, church, and hard work. In Around Iva, South Carolina, a collection of over 200 postcards and photographs, many published here for the first time, you will tour one of the Upstate's most historic areas, from Iva and Starr to Antreville and smaller communities, such as Moffetsville, Due West, Lowndesville, Gregg Shoals, and Harper's Ferry. The entire spectrum of small-town life unfolds in these historic images, allowing you to experience life in the early part of the twentieth century on the area farms, in the one-room schoolhouses, in the area churches, from Baptist to Presbyterian, and along the unpaved streets that were crowded with early textile mills, general stores, banks, barbershops, and gin houses. This volume also introduces you to many of the area's more famous citizens, such as Iva Cook, the daughter of founder Dr. Augustus G. Cook; Sam Wakefield, a three-star general and military hero; Winston Metz, a prisoner of war in World War II; along with many images of early ministers, teachers, town leaders, and everyday citizens at work and at play.
ISBN: 9780738500430
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Compiled by Reviva, an organization whose mission is to preserve and remember the area's history, Around Iva, South Carolina serves as a wonderful testimony to the friendly spirit and charm of Iva and its surrounding communities. Whether a longtime resident or a newcomer to Anderson and Abbeville Counties, this volume will certainly entertain with its vivid depictions of classic smalltown America. Though the landscape may change as Iva and its surrounding communities move forward into the next century, it will forever be a special place in South Carolina.
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