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In the picturesque foothills of South Carolina''s Upstate, Greer''s distinguished past is a journey from the hallowed hunting grounds of the Cherokee Indians through settlement by pioneering families in the 1700s and the coming of the railroad in the 1800s. Today the city possesses a rare combination of small-town charm and big-city opportunities.
Located in the picturesque foothills of the Upstate, Greer enjoys a distinguished past, from its days as a hallowed hunting ground for local Cherokee Indians, to its settlement by hardy and adventurous pioneering families in the 1700s, to the advent of the railroad in the1800s. Today, Greer possesses a rare combination of small-town charm with big-city opportunities, attracting a wide variety of industries and people from across the country and world. This volume, with over 200 black-and-white photographs, transports readers into the Greer of yesteryear, a time when the community was evolving from a simple, rural setting into an industrial center marked by early railroad and textile interests. Greer provides readers an opportunity to explore their hometown as never before, viewing the town through the eyes of their ancestors and experiencing their unique surroundings and lifestyles, which were decidedly different from the present. Not just a record of early buildings and businesses, this pictorial retrospective remembers the everyday existence of Greer's early citizens, both its common families and its most celebrated sons and daughters, capturing them in the home, in the school yard, and in the sanctuary. These vivid images will remind readers of the strong ctizens who shaped this town into a vibrant and growing community.