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The Ultimate Greenville Relocation Guide

Libby McMillan Henson

A move to Greenville, SC is made so much easier with The Ultimate Greenville Relocation Guide. Readers will find insight into local communities, neighborhoods, schools, culture, customs and the local lingo, while getting ideas for families, navigation help, hot tips, fun facts, entertainment options, and a large 'handy reference section.' A transition to living in Greenville SC is so much easier with this fun-to-read guidebook, written by a savvy local who's done the legwork and research for readers, after relocating to Greenville herself.

Greenville (SC) (Images of America)

Piper Peters Aheron

In a state famous for secession and Old South ideals, Greenville stands as one of South Carolina’s most precocious and complex communities. Settled in the inviting shadows of Paris Mountain along the Reedy River, both city and county struggle between the traditional values of a distinct Southern heritage and the progressive trends of a growing and diverse population. Throughout the mid-1800s to the late 1960s, Greenville embraced, even thrived, on this conflict, turning tension into opportunity and creating a remarkable society of savvy entrepreneurs, enlightened educators, talented writers, and triumphant athletes. In this volume of over 200 seldom-seen images, Greenville offers a fascinating glimpse at the people, the schools, and the businesses that dramatically transformed a Tory plantation into a sprawling metropolis. From the rustic portraits of mineral springs and mansion resorts to the snapshots of fast trolleys and overcrowded cantonments, this book highlights a special place that was home to “Shoeless” Joe Jackson and Jesse Jackson and played host to global notables, such as Albert Einstein and Ronald Reagan.

Greenville (Images of America)

Carol Taylor

Located on the rolling Blackland Prairies of Northeast Texas, Greenville was founded in January 1847 as the county seat of Hunt County. Through the years, it became not only the seat of local and county government, but the economic, social, and cultural center of much of the area. With the arrival of the railroads in 1880, Greenville became a market center for cotton, livestock, and other agricultural products, and a vast assortment of goods were available to discerning shoppers. Paved roads, a professional theater, baseball, football, and the North Texas Fair brought visitors to Greenville from the surrounding areas. Merchants, bankers, and entrepreneurs worked diligently to create a community of modern conveniences, beautiful homes, churches, and schools. One of the first municipally owned power plants opened in Greenville in the late 19th century. Though they do keep up with the times, Greenville residents continue to honor their town’s remarkable history.

Greenville (NC) (Images of America)

Roger Kammerer

Located along the Tar River in the eastern half of North Carolina, Greenville exists today as a thriving center of commerce, education, medicine, the arts, and quality living. Since its earliest days in the 1770s, the city has expanded in size and population with the arrival of the railroad, the popularity of tobacco, and the rise in education. Age covers a city with a patina of experience that is apparent in many aspects of Greenville. Such beauty is evident in the preservation of photographs and stories that pay homage to the city of yesteryear. Greenville is a celebration of the community’s coming of age. The images within these pages reach over the horizon of memory and evoke the proud chapters in the city’s history. The pictures speak of simpler days, hard work, buggy rides, a stick of candy, and peoplewatching the trains come in. They recall the days when steamboats plied the Tar River and when the tobacco market was the most important time of year. Yet, this volume does not merely depict a vanished ghost; the subject lives on, surviving through renovated buildings, along streets that have simply evolved, and in the faces of the children and grandchildren who, as it turns out, are not so different from those captured in these scenes.

Reimagining Greenville:: Building the Best Downtown in America

John Boyanoski

Greenville's downtown is widely recognized as one of the best in America, earning praise from sources including Oprah, Ben Stein, Esquire and Southern Living. This proud achievement is a credit to the community that banded together to build something special from a decaying city center. The story of this careful, deliberate effort by city and community leaders has long been overshadowed by its success. Join authors John Boyanoski and Mayor Knox White as they detail the toil and tribulations that produced a world-class city.

Best Easy Day Hikes Greenville, Maine (Best Easy Day Hikes Series)

Greg Westrich

Featuring a range of hikes covering the coastal and inland areas within an hour's drive of Greenville, Best Easy Day Hikes Greenville is an essential hiking companion. Whether you prefer long or short hikes, populated areas or quiet woods, you’ll have plenty of options, including several lesser-known hikes. Each hike includes concise descriptions, GPS coordinates, and detailed maps.Look inside for: Casual hikes to full-day adventuresHikes for everyone, including familiesMile-by-mile directions and clear trail mapsTrail Finder to choose the best hikes for what you needGPS coordinates

Hidden History of Greenville County

Alexia Jones Helsley

Historically, Greenville County owes much to its natural advantages of scenery, location and abundant water, but it has also benefited from its colorful characters, such as Richard Pearis, Vardry McBee, Richard Furman and the Earle family. Hidden History of Greenville County details the personalities, places and events that have given Greenville its progressive, diverse environment. Join archivist and history professor Alexia Helsley as she explores some of these individuals and their contributions, as well as little-known events in the area and the ever-fascinating "Dark Corner." From mansions to murders, learn things about Greenville County history that you've never encountered before.

Greenville County, South Carolina: From Cotton Fields to Textile Center of the World

Ray Belcher

Amid the devastation left in South Carolina by the War Between the States, one of the few intact remnants of the pre-war life was a tiny cotton textile industry. For decades prior to the Civil War, the upstate textile industry rested unobtrusively near Greenville, its center of production, surrounded by former plantation fields of cotton. Now, when its state needed it the most, the textile industry, empowered by the vision of Greenville's Henry P. Hammett, rallied for its critical role in the resurrection of the Palmetto State's economy.Building upon the state's position as a major cotton grower, savvy entrepreneurs of the "New South" jumped at the chance to take cotton production from plantation fields to factories, which eventually became a large-scale industry. Greenville's Piedmont Manufacturing Company set the pace and became one of the chief models for southern mill builders for a half century. With the mill companies leading the way, allied industries and agencies rapidly expanded into the county, already known as the Textile Center of the South by 1914. Further textile development combined with the permanent addition of a world-class trade show earned the city the title of "Textile Center of the World" - a name brandished proudly by the citizens of Greenville during the 1960s.Able to weather two world wars, the Great Depression and one of the bloodiest strikes in textile history, Greenville's textile heyday waned after 1970 in the wake of an influx of foreign imports. The impact of the industry on Greenville and South Carolina is hard to overestimate; many mills still stand, and street names honor past mill owners, builders and

A Guide to Historic Greenville, South Carolina (History & Guide)

John M. Nolan

Greenville History Tours owner John Nolan leads the reader through downtown in a tourist-friendly guide to historic sites, with vintage photographs to illustrate how the city has changed and what original features remain. Carefully researched and exceptionally written, it is a wonderful companion, both for visitors and for Greenville residents who want to see their hometown in a new light.? Enjoy the thriving, diverse and historic sites in three tours of Greenville’s Main Street.? Explore the city’s architectural highlights, spanning from early nineteenth-century Charleston-style buildings to a mid-twentieth-century home designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.? Discover the dramatically successful downtown revitalization that serves as a model for elected officials and private investors around the country.? Experience some of the South’s richest cultural resources by visiting Greenville’s collection of museums and galleries.

Baseball in Greenville and Spartanburg (SC) (Images of Baseball)

Bob A. Nestor

Baseball, an important institution in every American town, takes centerfield in the histories of Greenville and Spartanburg, South Carolina. These two cities have hosted some of the most well-known players of all time, from Tommy Lasorda and Chipper Jones to "Shoeless Joe" Jackson, the man who will forever link Greenville and Spartanburg with America's game. Baseball in Greenville and Spartanburg chronicles the diamond game as it has been played in the Carolina Upstate. More than a century of games from the Minor League, Textile League, and Big League clubs, along with high school and collegiate teams, are showcased. An older Joe Jackson still plays ball, a patriotic Joe Anders impresses crowds in the 1940s, and the Greenville Spinners, Greenville Braves, and the Spartanburg Phillies bring the crowds to their feet. The greats teach the game to tomorrow's stars, while tomorrow's stars perfect their talent, all with the Blue Ridge Foothills rising in the distance.

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