SC Midlands Tag-o-rama

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

  1. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    Just jumped on the net to look at your post. Now I see the white base on the statue. Blast, maybe tomorrow.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spirit_of_the_American_Doughboy

    "The statue depicts a doughboy walking through shattered tree stumps strung with barbed wire, his rifle in his left hand and his right hand held high above his head, clutching a hand grenade. The aggressive design and affordability of the statue made it extremely popular, and more than 150 copies of it were created for municipal memorials across the nation. The Smithsonian American Art Museum currently lists 159 locations.[1] Of that number, 134 currently existing originals have been independently authenticated, and several have been identified as copies by other artists (notably Over the Top by John Paulding). Viquesney's actual brochures quoted a figure of over 300 by the late 1930s, claiming at least one in every state of the Union, but this is believed to be an inflated figure.[2"


    -Gimpy
  2. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    The news is at the farmers market!
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    Wade
  3. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    Grab!
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  4. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    Tag!!!

    Last federal officer killed in the Civil War fell a quarter mile away.

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    Wade
  5. ricepaddy

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    :clap :clap :clap Yes. That is the right one in West Columbia in front of the 701 Waley Art Center.
    It takes real dedication to go all the way back for the tag like that.
    Now I know how you get around the state so fast - you've got a rocket assist on the back of your bike.

    :gerg Rice ---
  6. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    I hope no one rear ends you. There's only one place that's going.
  7. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    It was a great time today in Columbia. I rode around a bit and got a few file tags. For State, Midlands, Up, and Cayce. The farmers market was wonderful. I picked up some apple products from the apple farm people 3 miles form the York County Jail Apartments. I was great talking with them and I had to explain the game. They wanted me to go tag their orchard.

    Stopped by rosewood market/deli for a bite to eat. That's a fun little place to include some cute hippy chicks. I will be back there with the wife. I couldn't find Rosewood Restorations, at least I didn't see a sign.

    Cheers guys.. and gal!
  8. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

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    Battle of Boykin's Mill monument. Boykin, about 9 miles south of Camden on Hwy. 261.
    New tag up soon.

    Rice. --- Sent Fromm iPhone.
  9. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    Nice grab! Don't forget about the SETOR! You might be close!


    -Gimpy
  10. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

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    With his new rocket-powered Beemer, Gimpy will probably have this one in a few hours. :lol3

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    The guy who built this house must have been a flake, because he named it Greenleaf Villa. :evil
    BTW. What is the SETOR? I'm not familiar with that forum.
    Good luck and stay warm.

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  11. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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  12. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

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    Thanks for the link. I've already done that last church tag and just about everything around there. I rode right by it this morning and thought that I am always impressed by what a beautiful church it is. If you go there, take the time to look around the grounds.

    Rice ---
  13. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    Still in the midlands! This educational facility caters to the language-based learning differences. It was recently featured in the morning new for it's recent addition under construction.

    Tag
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    -Gimpy the rocket powered BMW rider
  15. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

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    I knew it! I'll bet you were out the door and on the rocket bike five minutes after I posted. :eek1
    This is getting to be the Gimpy and Rice show. Next time, I'm going to make it so hard to
    find that even you won't be able to grab it. :D

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  16. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    I was already prepping after your grab. As far as the rice/gimpy game.. I'm sure it's because it's cold or something.

    Unfindable...
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  17. ricepaddy

    ricepaddy Ronin

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    Just when you thought the tag would sit forever...

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    Gregg Fitzpatrick sculpture in front of the Sandhills School,
    1500 Hallbrook Dr., Columbia.

    New tag up soon.

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  18. ricepaddy

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    Just in time for a nice weekend.

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  19. gimpy9195

    gimpy9195 Been here awhile

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    Sandhill School was in the news for the addition that's being built on the side. It will support more classes. They just graduated there first 12th grade class last year.

    Great grab. I like art sculptures.

    Have you seen this eatery? http://www.ricepaddyrestaurant.com/ which came first?


    -Gimpy on the iCouch
  20. kalonji

    kalonji nihilism or nothing

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    http://www.ricepaddyrestaurant.com
    That menu looks awesome. Definitely a state lunch location possibility.