South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations & Other Vanishing Charms

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Venture off the beaten path down forgotten roads and discover where a hidden South Carolina exists. Time-travel and dead-end at a ferry that leads to wild islands. Cross a rusting steel truss bridge into a scene from the 1930s. Behold an old gristmill and imagine its creaking, clashing gears grinding corn. See an old gas pump wreathed in honeysuckle. Drive through a ghost town and wonder why it died. When's the last time you saw a country store's cured hams hanging from wires? How about a vintage Bull Durham tobacco ad on old brick? Author Tom Poland explores scenic back roads that lead to heirloom tomatoes, poke salad, restaurants that were once gas stations, overgrown ruins and other soulful relics.
ISBN: 9781467138864
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Transportation
Images: 92
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Tom Poland’s work has appeared in magazines throughout the South. Among his recent books are Classic Carolina Road Trips from Columbia, Georgialina, A Southland, As We Knew It and Reflections of South Carolina, Vol. 2. Swamp Gravy, Georgia’s Official Folk Life Drama, staged his play, Solid Ground. He writes a weekly column for newspapers and journals in Georgia and South Carolina about the South, its people, traditions, lifestyle and changing culture and speaks to groups across South Carolina and Georgia. Tom grew up in Lincoln County, Georgia, and graduated from the University of Georgia. He lives in Columbia, South Carolina, where he writes about “Georgialina,” his name for eastern Georgia and South Carolina.
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