Highway 25 in the Carolinas: A Brief History

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Traveling US 25 through the Carolinas today is a much more pleasant experience than it was in the 1700s. Then, the road from the Tennessee Cherokee Towns to Augusta, Georgia, was a Cherokee trading path that followed a bison trace to the navigable port on the Savannah River. Drovers came from as far as Kentucky herding hogs, turkeys and mules. Lowcountry South Carolinians traveled by stagecoach and wagon to the foothills and mountains, staying for months. The Augusta Road, Saluda Gap and Buncombe Turnpike became the Dixie Highway Carolina Division and then US Route 25 by 1931. Authors Anne Peden and Jim Scott travel the trading path and concrete highway to explore this fascinating history.
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ISBN: 9781467148092
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
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State: South Carolina
Series: Transportation
Images: 108
Pages: 192
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Author
Anne Peden has always lived in Southern Greenville County on property her great-grandfather purchased near the Augusta Road in 1872. An educator and avid local historian, she also has been blessed to drive trails and roads in all fifty states and several foreign countries. Anne serves on the Greenville County Historic Preservation Commission and the boards of the Fork Shoals Historical Society and the Piedmont Historic Preservation Society, and she writes National Register and State Historical Marker applications. With service clubs, she helped author two Arcadia Publishing photographic histories, Fork Shoals and Piedmont. Jim Scott runs a productive family farm near US 25 in Southern Greenville County at Princeton. His businesses have allowed him to become acquainted with almost everyone in the western part of South Carolina. Jim learned local history from his grandmother and has been continuing to study and share the stories for a lifetime. He is a genealogist and historian as well as an accomplished hunter known for training and field trialing English Pointer bird dogs. He is a director of Greenville County Farm Bureau and chairman of the Fork Shoals Historical Society.
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