SC Midlands Tag-o-rama

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by Land, May 23, 2010.

  1. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    893
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    :clap Nice grab Laura! I was pretty sure you would swoop down on this one. That's why I told CayceK that I thought he would be bruced.

    Now, to look for that new tag. See you in the wind, Rice-- :gerg
    #21
  2. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,007
    Location:
    Witness Protection
    Way to go Laura! Good to see you on the forum you lurker...
    #22
  3. cbolling

    cbolling Here...Hold my Beer.

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2008
    Oddometer:
    3,538
    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    What is that word behind the pink?:evil
    #23
  4. caycek5

    caycek5 Bionic Man, got Ti

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2006
    Oddometer:
    1,977
    Location:
    Cola-town, South Kackalacky
    Good job Laura:clap
    #24
  5. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,230
    Location:
    SC Midlands
    New clue:

    This battle helped limit the destruction to this lovely small city by "Kill Cav" and diverted him from going after the Powderworks west of here.
    #25
  6. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    893
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    :rofl Great tag Laura! the new clue is a big help and I'm getting a history lesson searching for it. This may turn out to be more interesting than your Cope tag. Now If I could only get a double bruce again.

    Rice-- :gerg
    #26
  7. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,230
    Location:
    SC Midlands
    Does anyone need another clue? :ear
    #27
  8. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    893
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    Laura,
    I found it right after you gave the second clue, which I think is more than sufficient, but family business prevents me from leaving town at least until Sunday. I hate to leave such a great tag sitting, but maybe someone new will swoop in and grab it. If not, I will try for it Sunday.


    Rice-- :gerg
    #28
  9. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,230
    Location:
    SC Midlands
    OK. There's nothing to see at the tag location, though, unless you go on a certain weekend in February. :evil Of course there'd be stuff to see/do if you go on into town.
    #29
  10. Catalyst

    Catalyst Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Oddometer:
    578
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    A frequent lurker, this tag close to home was too good to pass up.

    1210 Powell Pond Road, just off Interstate 20 at exit 18.
    [​IMG]

    In February 1865, Union Gen. William T. Sherman's army cut a wide path of destruction from Atlanta to Savannah. His army destroyed and burned Blackville, S.C., and had Columbia in its sights.

    However, he turned his attention to Graniteville Mills and a paper mill in Bath, dispatching a cavalry wing under Gen. Hugh Judson Kilpatrick to destroy them.

    On Feb. 9, Gen. Kilpatrick's wing came across a Georgia unit under the command of Col. Charles C. Crews near Williston, S.C. After a short skirmish known as the Battle of White Pond, the Confederates retreated to Aiken.
    Two days later, Gen. Kilpatrick reached Aiken.

    Outnumbered by nearly 1,000 men, Confederate Gen. "Fightin' Joe'' Wheeler planned to surprise the Union troops at an old freight depot on Williamsburg Avenue, but a premature shot by one of his men alerted the Northern soldiers.

    The fierce battle that ensued culminated on York Street at the present location of First Baptist Church of Aiken as the Union troops were driven back.

    Casualty totals vary, but the Union was reported to have as many as 53 dead and 270 wounded. The Confederates suffered 31 dead and 160 wounded.

    Every year in February a reenactment of this battle is played out at this location outside Aiken.

    New tag in a few minutes....
    #30
  11. Catalyst

    Catalyst Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Oddometer:
    578
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    I can't imagine what this carved bear has to do with the surrounding restored urban wetlands, but there's also a carved alligator on site that goes better with the vibe of this new-ish 40+ acre park with about 4 ponds.

    [​IMG]

    Happy hunting!
    #31
  12. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

    Joined:
    Sep 19, 2009
    Oddometer:
    893
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    :clap Glad to see a new player in the game. Now, to find that bear :confused

    Rice--
    #32
  13. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,230
    Location:
    SC Midlands
    Re: Battle of Aiken grab by Catalyst

    :clap

    I thought I was lobbing that one into AARSE territory!
    #33
  14. Catalyst

    Catalyst Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Oddometer:
    578
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Yeah, it was too close to pass up. Thanks for tossing up a soft one. This new one may bring other AARSEs across the river too.

    Another clue, you're not going to find the bear, or the road even on any mapping websites I know. Bird's Eye view does show the road under construction and of course the park's ponds/wetlands are there in all the aerial views.
    #34
  15. wawarides

    wawarides where's Laura0107?

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,230
    Location:
    SC Midlands
    Catalyst, I saw where you're planning to go on the Long Cane ride on Sunday. I think Speedy and I are coming (Sunday only), and possibly Land as well. Will you be on the Beemer or the XR? We'll be on 2 of the 3 bikes in my sig line (with the Sprint not being one of them :lol3).
    #35
  16. Catalyst

    Catalyst Explorer

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2008
    Oddometer:
    578
    Location:
    Augusta, GA
    Great! I look forward to meeting y'all. I'll be on the XR!
    #36
  17. JackalHack

    JackalHack Perpetually confused

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2009
    Oddometer:
    238
    Location:
    Soda City, SC
    I rode at the Armenia DS event - can't make this one... Going to ride the S1000 @ Barber! :clap
    #37
  18. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Out makin' Monkee Maps

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,026
    Location:
    Augusta GA
    I am going pass within feet of the new tag in an hour or so.
    #38
  19. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,007
    Location:
    Witness Protection
    Monkey, judging by the post you're not going to grab it. Or, are you?
    #39
  20. Me and my monkee

    Me and my monkee Out makin' Monkee Maps

    Joined:
    Apr 13, 2007
    Oddometer:
    1,026
    Location:
    Augusta GA
    Well...

    Couldn't help myself.
    [​IMG]

    Brick Ponds, Downtown North Augusta

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
    #40