New PDF release: Aiken's Sporting Life (Images of America)

By Jane Page Thompson,Linda Knox McLean

In 1869, newspaper articles touted Aiken as a future health and delight inn with the world�s biggest wood lodge. Swirling social existence and wearing motion persevered through the battle years, whilst the ladies of society carried on neighborhood traditions. In 1950, Aiken used to be bustling with scientists and engineers who relocated to paintings on the Savannah River website. The final 1/2 the 20 th century observed swelling crowds at polo fits, steeplechase races, fox hunts, golfing classes, and cultural amusements. within the early twenty first century, many Aiken wearing traditions mark milestone anniversaries. on the heart of every little thing is Hitchcock Woods, a wooded area paradise, pine-topped cathedral, and equestrian playground that is still open year-round. The Hitchcock Woods starting place used to be verified to guard this treasure in the middle of Aiken. The Aiken Horse express, held each one spring, and Blessing of the Hounds, hung on Thanksgiving, are of the main respected of Aiken�s wearing traditions.

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