A Walking Tour of Aiken, South Carolina Doug Gelbert

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Published: March 5th 2011

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A Walking Tour of Aiken, South Carolina  by  Doug Gelbert

A Walking Tour of Aiken, South Carolina by Doug Gelbert
March 5th 2011 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, ZIP | | ISBN: | 8.67 Mb

There is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Aiken, South Carolina is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describesMoreThere is no better way to see America than on foot. And there is no better way to appreciate what you are looking at than with a walking tour. This walking tour of Aiken, South Carolina is ready to explore when you are. Each walking tour describes historical, architectural landmarks, cultural sites and ecclesiastic touchstones and provides step-by-step directions.Every tour also includes a quick primer on identifying architectural styles seen on American streets.Aiken, got its start when William Moseley established a trading post in the area in 1790.

In 1830, William Aiken, Sr., president of the South Carolina Canal and Railroad Company, built a line to connect Charleston with Hamburg, South Carolina, that ran through what would become Aiken. In 1833, the first train arrived in the newly established town of Aiken, and the city was incorporated in 1835.After the Civil War, Aiken began to attract wealthy northerners, who were lured to the area by equestrian sports. Aiken’s celebrated “Winter Colony” included such eminent visitors as Elizabeth Arden, Thomas Hitchcock, William C. Whitney, and Harold Vanderbilt.Aiken is rich in historic homes and buildings from the Winter Colony years and our walking tour will start in the center of town...



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