Posts by Fran Folsom


Greenville, South Carolina: A River Runs Through It

Greenville, South Carolina exudes southern charm and hospitality. From its tree-lined Main Street studded with shops and galleries to the 40-acre Falls Park on the Reedy River and the swooping Liberty Bridge over the falls, this is small-town America at its best. Surrounded by miles of two-lane roads, state parks and designated trails, this is prime cycling country. But that’s not all there is to Greenville. The city is brimming with cultural venues, historic sites, and great restaurants.

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Visiting Atlanta in the 21st Century

In 1861, the beginning of the Civil War, Atlanta had a population of 9,000.  Its location at the crossroads of two major railroads made it an important city for the Confederacy to hold on to. Which they did until the end of a four-month siege, the Battle of Atlanta, when on September 1, 1864, General John Bell Hood retreated laying the city open to General William Tecumseh Sherman. On November 11, 1864, Sherman, starting his march to Savannah gave the order to burn Atlanta to the ground.

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