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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 the
1800s. 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."

Author: Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
Published: 11/09/2000
Pages: 128
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.64lbs
Size: 9.19h x 6.50w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9780738515519

About the Author
Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce: - Compiled under the leadership of the Greater Greer Chamber of Commerce, this unique visual history celebrates, in word and image, the fascinating story of Greer and preserves in beautiful photographs its changing landscape. Whether a longtime resident or a newcomer to this city which straddles two county lines, readers of all ages will find the stories and images contained within this book a treasure for years, and generations, to come.

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