Swamp Rabbit Tales tells the untold history of life along the popular rail trail

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — A new, interactive, online periodical seeks to entertain with lighthearted, historical "tales" of life in communities along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.

Designed to delight readers young and old, Swamp Rabbit Tales' inaugural edition features the story of George Hyder, who was one of the last people to ride the rails of the Swamp Rabbit track from Greenville through Marietta and on to Echo Valley, a Western-themed amusement park in Cleveland, SC that operated from the mid- to late-1960s.


In addition to watching and listening to Hyder's tales, readers can view historical images of Echo Valley, including scenes from the daily "train robbery". There's also the first installment of a children's story written by Tim Davis, a local author and illustrator who spearheads the Swamp Rabbit Tales project.

Swamp Rabbit Tales also features a hidden geocache location and a "scavenger hunt" for younger kids.

In addition to the digital version of Swamp Rabbit Tales, a printed Swamp Rabbit Tales edition has been distributed at businesses along Main Street in Travelers Rest.

To view the first edition of Swamp Rabbit Tales, click below to begin (or click here if you are having trouble viewing on your device). Interested readers can also follow the Tales project on Facebook here.