Dueling In Hendersonville: Part 1

by: Dan Gibbs • 06/27/2022

By Dan Gibbs Dueling was made illegal in North Carolina in 1802 by a statute passed by the North Carolina Legislature but that did not stop men from dueling. The first of these duels in Hendersonville took place in early November 1827 a little over 10 years before Henderson County was formed.  The Duelists were […]

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Baseball In Hendersonville: Part II

by: Dan Gibbs • 03/08/2022

By: Dan Gibbs If you played baseball in Henderson County past Little League like Babe Ruth League or maybe American Legion baseball and I believe Hendersonville High School played a lot of their games there, then you probably played at what is now historic Berkeley Park.  I played there in the early 1980’s when I […]

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Baseball In Hendersonville: Part I

by: Dan Gibbs • 03/08/2022

By: Dan Gibbs Professional and Semi-Pro Baseball got its start in Hendersonville in 1948 with the formation of the Hendersonville Skylarks of the Class D Western Carolina League and the Berkeley Spinners of the Western North Carolina Industrial League. The Spinners were sponsored by Berkely Mills and the team was composed mostly of players that […]

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Birding In and Around Hendersonville

by: Dan Gibbs • 12/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs I first became interested in the hobby known as Birding after my parents retired about 25 years ago. My father started building birdhouses for family and friends and they became interested in seeing how many different kinds of birds would visit the birdhouses and feeders he had made. I went out and […]

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Eugenia Duke

by: Dan Gibbs • 11/30/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Duke’s Mayonnaise has been a southern staple for over a century and it got its start in Greenville, South Carolina. When the United States became involved in World War I, a training camp named Camp Sevier was set up in Greenville around 1917 to train soldiers going off to war in Europe. […]

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Campbell’s Covered Bridge

by: Dan Gibbs • 11/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Campbell’s Covered Bridge is located near the town of Landrum, SC at 171 Campbell’s Covered Bridge Road in Landrum and about 35 minutes from Hendersonville. About four covered bridges were built in the area at this time and Campbell’s is the last covered bridge still in existence in South Carolina. It was […]

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The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library Part III

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/23/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The movie Field of Dreams starring Kevin Costner featured Shoeless Joe Jackson as a central character. The plot centered around an Iowa farmer who heard a voice telling him to build a baseball field on his property and the ghosts of baseball players past would come back and play there. Shoeless Joe […]

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The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library Part II

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/23/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Owner Charles Comiskey was trying to bring a World Series title to the South Side of Chicago but Jackson only hit .272 over the remainder of his first season. He rebounded to bat .341 in 1916 and helped lead them to the World Series title over the New York Giants in 1917. […]

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The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library Part I

by: Dan Gibbs • 09/23/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The Shoeless Joe Jackson Museum and Baseball Library is located at 356 Field Street in Greenville, SC. The Museum pays homage to one of the greatest baseball players in Major League Baseball history. The Museum is led by Executive Director Dan Wallach, a Chicago area native and lifelong White Sox fan. The […]

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The Fairy Trail

by: Dan Gibbs • 07/27/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Fairies first appeared in the written record around 700 B.C. in Theogony by the ancient Greek poet Hesiod. Theogony was a poem about the genealogies of the gods. He wrote about two types of nymphs- okeanides who were nymphs of fresh water spring, streams, and meadows and the meliai who were mountain […]

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