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. […]

Categories: Eat & Drink | History

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 […]

Categories: History | Outdoor

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 […]

Categories: History

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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Oakdale Cemetery

by: Dan Gibbs • 07/21/2021

By: Dan Gibbs Oakdale Cemetery in Hendersonville, the city’s first municipal cemetery, was laid out in 1885. What was then known as Shaw’s Creek Road, now US 64, borders the cemetery on the north and south. It has well over 5,000 burials on 22 acres of land. In 1885, there were two sections of the […]

Categories: History | Things To Do

The Bee Mural

by: Dan Gibbs • 07/21/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The Bee Mural in downtown Hendersonville, a project that first got off the ground in 2019, was finally completed and debuted in mid-May 2021. This is six years after Hendersonville became designated a Bee City USA affiliate. Bee City USA is based out of Asheville, NC and according to the Bee City […]

Categories: History

The Woodfield Inn

by: Dan Gibbs • 06/01/2021

By: Dan Gibbs There are many historic landmarks in Flat Rock, Hendersonville, and Henderson County that had their beginnings before the county was even formed in the early to mid-19th century. The Woodfield Inn now the Mansouri Mansion in Flat Rock is one of landmarks. The Farmer’s Hotel, as it was originally called, was built […]

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St. James Episcopal Church

by: Dan Gibbs • 05/03/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The architecture on Main Street in Hendersonville has always fascinated me but one building at the end of Main Street, St. James Episcopal Church, stands out above all of the others. The church building looks like it should be sitting in the English countryside somewhere.  The history St. James Episcopal Church is […]

Categories: History

1898 Waverly Inn

by: Dan Gibbs • 05/03/2021

By: Dan Gibbs The 1898 Waverly Inn at 783 North Main Street in Hendersonville is the oldest surviving Inn that is in existence “from the early 20th century tourism boom in Hendersonville.” As the name suggests it was built in 1898 and began as the Anderson Boarding House. It is built in the Queen Anne style […]

Categories: History | Lodging