Historical Society to host '10,000 years of Greenville County' program

Historical Society to host '10,000 years of Greenville County' program

TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — The Travelers Rest Historical Society will hold its next meeting beginning at 7 p.m. on Tues, Aug. 15 at Travelers Rest City Hall, located at 125 Trailblazer Dr.

The program will feature a presentation by Richard Sawyer entitled "10,000 Years of Greenville, SC History."

Sawyer is a local history author who collected Greenville memorabilia since the 1980s in order to record the history of Greenville County. He is part of the SC Archaeological Society and the Greenville Historical Society, and he has served on the Greenville Co. Historical Preservation Commission. Sawyer is the author of four books, including Greetings from Greenville, SC: The golden age of post cards, 1900-1930.

According to organizers, Sawyer will share answers to quiz questions like:

-- What Archaeological Time Period are the oldest Artifacts found in Greenville County? (Historic? Paleo Indian? Woodland?)

-- Who was the Virginia Trader who led the Cherokee during the French and Indian War? (Nathaniel Green? Richard Pearis? Moses?)

-- Who was the first European to make contact with the Cherokee? (Ford? Chevrolet? DeSoto?)

The meeting is free and open to the public.

To learn more about the Travelers Rest Historical Society, visit their website here:

Travelers Rest Historical Society – Website for the Travelers Rest Museum and Historical Society

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