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Learn about the Catawba People

The Catawbas are a Native American tribe primarily located in the southeastern United States, specifically here in South Carolina. They have a remarkably rich history that spans at least 6000 years, showcasing their deep roots in the region. The tribe calls their people yeh is-WAH h’reh, meaning…

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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 magical. Here are eight fast facts about the park. 1. Glencairn Garden started as a backyard garden David and Hazel Bigger, who lived in the house now serving as the park's welcome center, started the garden in 1928. With lots…

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African American Sites to Visit in York County, South Carolina

York County is home to rich African American history. From lessons from the enslaved at Historic Brattonsville to learning about the birth of the “Jail, No Bail” movement – York County's history isn’t complete without the significant contributions of the county's African American citizens. Discover…

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10 Things to Know about Kings Mountain National Military Park

Kings Mountain National Military Park is the only National Park in York County. The site represents the Battle of Kings Mountain, fought on October 7, 1780. The National Park is a great site for a family day trip or easy adventure for those who are curious about our Nation’s history. Here’s 10…

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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, Friendship College in Rock Hill students were training for a peaceful sit-in to protest segregation under the leadership of CORE (Congress of Racial Equality) field organizer…

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Traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial Stops in Rock Hill

From Thursday to Sunday, a 375-foot replica of the VIetnam Veterans Memorial, the Wall That Heals, is on display 24 hours a day at the BMX track at Riverwalk Carolinas. This replica is made of 140 numbered panels with more than 58,000 names engraved of those Vietnam War veterans that gave their…

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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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