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Viewing posts published in September 2014.


Learning these wilderness skills can save your life

Published: September 25, 2014

Learning these wilderness skills can save your life

Charlie Sowell Greenville News

These are the skills that will save your life in the wilderness and none of them involve anything more complicated than a good fixed blade knife and the knowledge of how to use it.

Alex Garcia of EarthSkills founded the company in 2013 to reintroduce people to the skills needed to prosper on the frontier and in case of an emergency.

Last year was the first classes Garcia taught at Hagood mill. This year he’s coming back with a more advanced series of courses once a month starting Sept. 27. The classes start at 9 a.m. and last until 4:30 on the 4th Saturday of the month. Class size is limited to 10...


2014 South Carolina State Fiddling Championship - Winners Announced

Published: September 23, 2014

We are pleased to announce the winner for the 2014 South Carolina State Fiddling Championship.

First place is Robert Burns from Taylors SC. Burns received $400.00 and a first place trophy for placing in the top of this category. Congratulations Robert!

Please read the entire article to see all the other Winners of the Day.


Two access areas on Lake Keowee closed temporarily - Mile Creek Park can be used during this time

Published: September 19, 2014

Duke Energy will temporarily close one boat ramp at Stamp Creek Access Area and all three ramps at Warpath Access Area on Lake Keowee beginning

the week of September 22.

During this period, guests may launch boats at the Mile Creek County Park (http://www.visitmilecreekpark.com/ for map and information about the park) located approximately eight miles away at 757 Keowee Baptist Church Road in Six Mile.


Hagood-Mauldin house joins Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail

Published: September 11, 2014

PICKENS — The Carpenter’s Wheel quilt block has been placed on the grounds of the historic Hagood-Mauldin house to become part of the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail...To learn more about the Upstate Heritage Quilt Trail, visit www.uhqt.org.


Hagood Mill set to host South Carolina Fiddling Championship

Published: September 11, 2014

This traditional contest goes back to the 1920s, when Clemson University opened the doors of rustic Tillman Hall to the local musicians of the nearby South Carolina mountains for their music competition.

There will be monetary prizes for competition in senior and junior fiddle categories, as well as olde time string band, olde time banjo, guitar, and junior open.

Bring a lawn chair and set yourself to enjoy lively music and good food on the grounds of the historic old grist mill that is the central destination for traditional music in the South Carolina upcountry.