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Long Branch Pentecostal Holiness Church… The name is long in our family lore. The church was established by my grandfather in 1911, as were many of the Pentecostal Holiness churches of this area. My father pastored the church for most of the 1960′s, and it is here that I have my earliest memories of church. [...]
By some strange coincidence Houston and Lynda were working on family photos when I posted my piece about Echo Valley.Â The weird thing was, they were processing photos from 1968, and had just come to our great mountain adventure when we visited the park.Â These photos were taken by my father. Last night they gave [...]
After reading my recent post about Echo Valley, my brother Houston decided that further photographic proof was necessary. As archivist for our family, he had the necessary photographs and sent them to me via email. So, here we go.. Here’s a photo of me standing in front of the Swamp Rabbit Railroad… …and here’s the [...]
In the northern part of Greenville County the Middle Saluda River flows across a long flat valley. Where Highways 276 and 11 come together, and where the Saluda crosses this road, one finds the community of Cleveland, South Carolina. The valley now hosts a post office, convenience store, and a couple of other businesses, but [...]
This morning I loaded up the photo and recording gear and headed up to Furman for the 2009 Greenville Scottish Games. It was a great day to be outside – finally no rain, and not too terribly hot. I decided to check out the games, and see if I could get a bit more information [...]