|What's in a name?||Spring 1997|
UNIVERSITY SOUTH CAROLINIANA SOCIETY
By HARVEY S. TEAL
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Wateree Junction, South Carolina Railroad, near Wedgefield, in Sumter County, S.C. Pictured: Harvey Teal, John Caylor, and Allen Stokes.|
Experiencing history: a visit to a railroad "Stonehenge"By HARVEY S. TEAL
On one of our occasional trips to an historic site, this past August I took my grandson, Brooks Boswell, to visit Wateree Junction. Located near Wedgefield and the long-abandoned town of Manchester, the site sits at the point where the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad joins the Camden branch of the old South Carolina Railroad line. A few days later I described in some detail this trip to two Camden friends of mine, John Caylor and Colonel Frank Babbitt, Jr. John is president of the Kershaw County Historical Society and Frank is past president, an indication that both are keenly interested in history. Without much persuasion they recruited me to be their tour guide for another visit to the site. I knew Allen Stokes enjoyed opportunities to see historic sites for which the South Caroliniana Library had records and when told of the trip, he quickly agreed to join our "safari".
The railroad "Stonehenge" continues
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