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Lunchbox Learning: The Cherokee Path

January 15, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Wednesday, January 15 at Noon

Pickens County historian, naturalist, and author, Dennis Chastain, will discuss his highly popular presentation on the ancient Cherokee Path that once crossed South Carolina from Earle’s Ford to King Street in downtown Charles Town. Learn about his discoveries of more than a dozen new sections of the Indian trading path, with several of those segments located in Pickens and Oconee counties. Incorporating stories of historic sites and events that happened along the route, from the time when it was only a footpath to later times when it could accommodate wagons.

Dennis will also tell the stories of those who traveled the Cherokee Path during the Cherokee Wars and the American Revolution.  Some of South Carolina’s most revered heroes of the American Revolution got their first taste of war fighting the Cherokees — folks like Andrew Pickens, Francis Marion (the Swamp Fox), Thomas Sumter (The Gamecock), William Moultrie, the hero of the Battle of Sullivan’s Island.  Then there were the Cherokee Headmen and warriors that played an equally important role in the future of the Upcountry and indeed the entire country.  Chastain will also tell the story of Cherokee leaders such as Attakullkula, Dragging Canoe and Oconostota, the Great Warrior of Chota.

            This is a rare opportunity to see this perennially popular slide show and hear Dennis Chastain tell the story of our shared history in the Upcountry of South Carolina.

Programs run from Noon – 1:00 PM Drinks and Dessert Provided

For reservations call the Museum at (864)467-3100 or info@upcountryhistory.org.

FREE to members – Regular admission for other guests


January 15, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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