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Astride a mighty river separating Greenville and Anderson Counties in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Piedmont is a place divided—divided by a river, a county line, and school district lines. But, more importantly, it is tied, connected, and bridged together by its enduring story. Swift and deep, the Saluda River attracted Native Americans, Revolutionary War soldiers, and early settlers to the ford at the shoals. Called Big Shoals of the Saluda by the Cherokee and Garrison Shoals by the settlers, the ford supported a British garrison, an early gristmill, and a venture into textile manufacturing. In fact, Piedmont Manufacturing Company was one of the earliest and largest mills in the South. Today, still spanning the Saluda and linking the mill sites to allow swift crossing, the footbridge connects today's residents to the souls these waters have affected for hundreds of years.
ISBN: 9781467111645
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 229
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
The Bonnes Amies Service Club presents a moving pictorial dialogue bonding citizens to a vital force. This is the story of ambitious folk harnessing a dynamic river and coming together to craft lives in a great Southern place—a place to be preserved by keeping its history as alive as the Saluda.
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