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Belton (SC) (Images of America)

Darby, Alison Ashley

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ISBN 10: 0738516066 / ISBN 13: 9780738516066
Verlag: Arcadia Publishing, 2004
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This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Belton, South Carolina, is indeed a child of the railroad. By 1853, the fledgling town had begun developing at the junction of the Columbia and Greenville Railroad and its spur line to Anderson. Josephine Brown, daughter of Dr. George Reece Brown who owned most of the land around the railroad, named the community after Judge John Belton ONeall, president of the C&G Railroad Company. By the turn of the century, Capt. Ellison A. Smyth began the Belton Cotton Mill, which quickly became the largest cotton mill in the Palmetto State. Buchnummer des Verkäufers ABE_book_usedgood_0738516066

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Belton, South Carolina, is indeed a child of the railroad. By 1853, the fledgling town had begun developing at the junction of the Columbia and Greenville Railroad and its spur line to Anderson. Josephine Brown, daughter of Dr. George Reece Brown who owned most of the land around the railroad, named the community after Judge John Belton O'Neall, president of the C&G Railroad Company. By the turn of the century, Capt. Ellison A. Smyth began the Belton Cotton Mill, which quickly became the largest cotton mill in the Palmetto State.

Images of America: Belton captures the city's growth from a railroad depot and mill town to today's wealthy suburb of Anderson and home to the South Carolina Tennis Hall of Fame and the Palmetto Championships, the state's junior qualifying tennis tournament. The community's vitality is depicted through historic images of the standpipe, a water tower built in 1909 that symbolizes Belton today; the depot and railroad scenes; church life; town progress; schools; community events and celebrations; and prominent residents.

Über den Autor: A teacher and writer for nearly two decades, author Alison Ashley Darby delighted in talking with native Beltonians about their beloved town, gathering the photographs for the volume, and unlocking their mysteries. She has worked with various civic organizations in Belton and nearby Anderson, including the Belton Area Museum.

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Titel: Belton (SC) (Images of America)

Verlag: Arcadia Publishing

Erscheinungsdatum: 2004

Einband: Soft cover

Zustand: Used

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