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Walk in the footsteps of the Friendship 9

In January of 1961, Rock Hill was about to be placed on the national stage for the Civil Rights Movement. For the past year, students at Friendship College in Rock Hill were training for a peaceful sit-in to protest segregation under the leadership of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) field…

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8 Fun Facts About Rock Hill's Glencairn Garden

If you've ever been to Glencairn Garden in Rock Hill, you'll know it's a magical place. Here's 8 fast facts about the park: Glencairn Garden started out as a backyard garden. David and Hazel Bigger, who lived in the house that now serves as the park's welcome center, started the garden in 1928…

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York Named 10 Best Small Town Cultural Scenes

York County is filled with small towns that pack a big punch of charm, and York is no exception to that. Our county seat has now been recognized by USA TODAY through the 10Best Readers' Choice Awards. York, South Carolina made the 10Best list for Best Small Town Cultural Scene. The contest…

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Learn about the Catawba Indian Tribe

The Catawba Indian Nation is located in Rock Hill and is the only federally recognized tribe in South Carolina. Their history is traced along ancesteral lands along the Catawba River dating back 6000 years. The Catawba Nation is believed to have lived across the Piedmont of South Carolina, North…

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Who is Vernon Grant?

As you head to one of Rock Hill’s many festivals, you’ll see drawings that are featured in ChristmasVille or Glenn, the frog. But did you know the famous local artist behind these prized creations? Vernon Grant was born in South Dakota and worked on the West Coast most of his life, but moved to Rock…

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