SC Tag-o-rama!

Discussion in 'Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge' started by PU Skunk, Jan 23, 2009.

  1. kennyanc

    kennyanc Long timer

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    Best I can tell, the new tag is located about 38 driving miles from the last tag (Fairview Church).

    That's about 31 crow miles for you Kevin. :lol3


    Kenny
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  2. GMFDBob

    GMFDBob Adventurer

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    The church is the Fairview Presbyterian Church in Fountain Inn, SC on Fairview Church Rd. off Fairview Rd.

    Fairview Presbyterian Church was established in the Fall of 1786 and is the oldest Presbyterian Church in Greenville County, South Carolina. The church was named "Fairview" in honor of the old gray stone church in Antrim County, Ireland, from which its founders came to America in 1773.

    Three Peden brothers, John, Samuel, and David Peden, established the church with their nephew, James Alexander, and good friend, James Nesbit. They originally built a small log house of worship at this place. The land was granted in lieu of payment to the soldiers of the Revolutionary War.

    Our present building is the fourth one, and was completed in 1858. The square columns of the portico contain brick from the previous sanctuary on this location. The building is on the National Register of Historical Places, being considered a "fine example of the vernacular classic revival widely used in the deep South until 1865" (Clemson University Department of Architecture).

    On these grounds in 1861 a group of men gathered to form the Bozeman Guard which marched to the defense of the Confederate States, joining with General Wade Hampton in Columbia, South Carolina.

    In our rock walled cemetery are buried several Revolutionary War soldiers, as well as forty-six Confederate soldiers. The oldest marked grave in the cemetery is that of Elizabeth Alexander, 1797.

    Now that the leaves are off the trees you can also see the church from Fairview Rd when coming from Hwy 418.



    Now for the the new tag, its SC's only remaining covered bridge built in 1909, restored twice and now is currently owned by the county its in. The bridge was named after the owner of a local grist mill that was in operation in the early 1900's.
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  3. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    Bob(Bulleteer), isn't the Fairview Church where we were talking about going for the remembrance ceremony a few weeks ago?
    Neat history you can find in your back yard. :norton
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  4. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    .....and about 5 crow miles for me. :evil
    but, can I finish my coffee and get my lazy self out of my PJ's in time to nab this before the rain sets in?
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  5. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Croms....just say croms.:D

    Hey Driller, a ten mile round trip in frog toggs.......you can do it!! :evil
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  6. Bulleteer

    Bulleteer Aimless Wanderer

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    Not far from there. The Battle of Great Cane Brake took place about 4 miles away, near the Reedy River.

    Unfortunately, the current property owner (reportedly an Englishman) refuses to let the ceremony take place on the battle site, so they hold it up the road a bit. The historical marker is gone, too. Sore loser, maybe?

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  7. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    Tag!
    Now that was a good one! Seeing things in the fog and mist is pretty neat.
    Came home a bit damp around the edges, but the kitchen sure smells good with a roast cooking in the crockpot and my wife just happened to have some hot chocolate under construction.:D

    Cambell's Bridge
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    So, when I determined which bridge this was, I found a link that gave directions to the park. DON"T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU FIND ON THE WEB!
    It looked like the site was only about five miles from my house-as the crow flies-up in the far edge of the "Dark Corner"..........NOT! :huh
    Isn't there a quote somewhere about the true"ADVENTURE" begins when plans go awry?:wink:

    After wandering around in the fog and drizzle for awhile, I did the logical thing and asked someone for directions. To my surprise, the bridge was located on the other side of Gowensville off hwy 14.
    Here are a couple of other pics....

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    I had a bit of an obsession with covered bridges when I lived in Maine. We would search them out and had found over 50 before we moved to North Carolina. Another one on the "list".

    Weather is supposed to be nice tomorrow.......I have a breakfast ride planned and a new tag in mind.
    See ya!
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  8. Justin

    Justin Been here awhile

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    I wanted to see that Cambell's Bridge, might still have to do a quick visit sometime.
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  9. knybanjo

    knybanjo kinda slow

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    Way to go Driller!!

    That must be the same bridge I stopped at once if it's near Gowensville. :scratch

    It was a number of years ago and I was wondering about it just this past summer but couldn't remember how to find it.
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  10. PU Skunk

    PU Skunk not quite as noobish

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    Great tags! I got on to see if anyone had claimed the Fairview church one yet, and we're already two tags down!

    Campbells' Covered bridge looks different than when I was a kid, back then it was looking pretty shabby.

    Where's the tag headed to now? Remember a file photo can be used if you need to get a tag pic up within 24 hours.
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  11. GMFDBob

    GMFDBob Adventurer

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    Good job on finding it, after riding home from the fairview tag I had just wanted to find a local tag since I live in Tigerville. The county seems to change the road down to that bridge about every two years.
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  12. Ridge-Runner

    Ridge-Runner Playing tag like a kid

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    Dam it Driller I was pose to be the first NC boy to get an SC tag!!
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    For the techno geeks here is your directions.
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    Oh well guess I will go down as the first one to be bruced in the SC game.

    RR
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  13. PU Skunk

    PU Skunk not quite as noobish

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    A worthy achievement, sir!
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  14. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    Sorry! Rest easy, that nasty "Duck" has retired.:lol3

    Here is the next tag.......
    I'm going to post a file photo, but I will be going to the same spot in the morning. Just didn't want to have to rush back to beat the 24hr rule. Might make planning to snag it easier as well.

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    I think the price for gas from those pumps would seem cheap. Gomer is gone and you probably couldn't get any. However, you could fill up right next door.
    Those grits, eggs, sausage and biscuits are going to be mighty good after a little ride tomorrow morning. If you get there later, be sure to order something
    "a-plenty" or the "Carolina Special" is good. Your coronary arteries will hate you, but as there are regular Elvis sightings it fits.:eek1
    Man. I couldn't get this Kenny Chesnee tune out of my head while looking for the bridge this morning. One of those with the calypso beat, made me feel warmer.:bubba
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  15. PU Skunk

    PU Skunk not quite as noobish

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    Yeah, I don't have a clue, even with all those hints.
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  16. Bulleteer

    Bulleteer Aimless Wanderer

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    Come on, PU. With a little effort, you could be a google jockey, too!

    43 "croms" from me. Probably closer to you.

    We don't want these NC boys to take all our tags, do we?
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  17. PU Skunk

    PU Skunk not quite as noobish

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    I only know one place that serves up stuff "a-plenty" but I don't recognize this from there. You're telling me my first instinct was right?

    EDIT. Never mind, found it. And it's not where I thought it was, either. Hmm, whether I can get it tomorrow, since I work all day friday and saturday....
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  18. driller

    driller Twist and Go

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    The coffee is good. The sun is shining through the window.
    Ummmmm. Needs to warm up some before departure. That might mean early lunch instead of breakfast, cause I'm sure they wouldn't call it brunch.

    I fell asleep with that Kenny Chesnee song rattling around in my noggin. Almost like it is calling me somewhere.:wink:
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  19. marc morgan

    marc morgan Been here awhile

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  20. marc morgan

    marc morgan Been here awhile

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    Okay:
    The link works but I would really appreciate someone helping me with getting it to appear straight into post. I have Smug mug and can hit "share" but that 's for e-mail or a link. Never been very good at this unless it is very intuitive.

    Okay so , the Bantanm Chef "Fillin Station" it is!@.

    Nice clues!. I was just lucky I happened to be off this morning and could run over there from Spbg. I think this will turn out to be more of a game for the retired population that has lots of time to "head out" in search of the next tag. However, I'm glad I got this one.
    BTW...Bantam Chef has excellent food( don't tell your heart Dr you ate there.) Really neat memorabilia to check out if you've never been!
    Give me a minute or two to get the next tag posted. Let me know if I playing this game incorrectly.

    This is fun!
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