DIY Exploration

Saluda Grade Railroad

Saluda Grade Railroad

How slow did you need to go, when descending America’s steepest main gauge railroad gradient — to make it safely from Saluda to Tryon, North Carolina?  Eight miles an hour was the recommended speed.  Speeds higher than that could get out of hand in a hurry.  And twice that speed — 16 miles an hour — defined […]

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Virtual Travel: William Chronicle Memorial

Virtual Travel: William Chronicle Memorial

During the Revolutionary War, a number of Patriot leaders — including several local heroes — were remarkably young when they became “ranking officers” on the battlefield. In part, you simply “came of age” earlier in those days – especially on the frontier. And, if you had skill, it showed. Join Chumley at Kings Mountain — that […]

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Exploring in Flat Rock, NC

Connemara: Western Ireland or Western North Carolina? Large slabs of rock have caught the attention of most everyone who has settled in the region of modern-day Henderson County, NC, that we call Flat Rock. Join Chumley on location to explore the various names that have been applied to what we now call the Carl Sandburg Home. Connemara […]

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