Monthly Archives: March 2016

Jars and Faces. Pottery and Places.

Jars and Faces. Pottery and Places. Over 4,500 years ago, Native Americans along the Savannah River discovered how to create pottery, using Spanish moss, palmetto fibers and the rich clay deposits in the Edgefield, South Carolina area. Edgefield pottery was alkaline glazed, unlike pottery from outside the South. Edgefield pottery first appeared around 1820 when […]

Gray Court Alive with History

The US is a relatively young nation, and much of the architecture you’ll find around the country is too. It’s rare to find an intact building more than about 150 years old. Early settlers built farms, with the intention of improving their living quarters as time and money permitted. Most people stayed close to home […]

Trains Are a Part of Old 96 District History

The development of railroads was one of the most important phenomena of the Industrial Revolution. With their formation, construction and operation, they brought profound social, economic and political change to our country. Like many small communities across America, the Old 96 District was greatly influenced by the railroad. The District has two particularly interesting sites […]

Two Battles for Freedom Took Place in the Old 96 District

The Ninety Six National Historic Site in Ninety Six, SC is the home of the first Southern land battle of the Revolutionary War in 1775. The original earthen Star Fort constructed in 1781 by British Loyalists was the site of a bloody 28-day battle, the longest of the war. This national park has a reconstructed […]

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