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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #325 on: May 01, 2019, 08:53:14 AM »

In March 2017, I started taking Wikipedia pictures of the old Sinclair Gas Station in Ridgeland, SC, and the Tillman School in Tillman, SC; the last two sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Jasper County not to have images. Both sites are owned by the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, but the gas station is the headquarters for the organization, and is used as a museum. This morning, I thought I'd take another random peek at their website, hoping to find something about their exhibits at the museum I saw at the time. I didn't but I did stumble upon some links promising a bit of history about US 17.

http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/education/


The specific link was given the title "US 17: A Road Side Story – Transportation History," but it sure doesn't look like it has anything on the history of US 17 to me.
http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/Transportation-Lesson-Plan.pdf


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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #326 on: May 01, 2019, 09:57:31 AM »

I looked for something but I found nothing. Share in the nothing with me.
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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #327 on: May 01, 2019, 12:57:12 PM »

In March 2017, I started taking Wikipedia pictures of the old Sinclair Gas Station in Ridgeland, SC, and the Tillman School in Tillman, SC; the last two sites on the National Register of Historic Places in Jasper County not to have images. Both sites are owned by the Morris Center for Lowcountry Heritage, but the gas station is the headquarters for the organization, and is used as a museum. This morning, I thought I'd take another random peek at their website, hoping to find something about their exhibits at the museum I saw at the time. I didn't but I did stumble upon some links promising a bit of history about US 17.

http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/education/


The specific link was given the title "US 17: A Road Side Story – Transportation History," but it sure doesn't look like it has anything on the history of US 17 to me.
http://www.morrisheritagecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/Transportation-Lesson-Plan.pdf




That is because it is an in-person exhibit and there is no link to anything to read on-line.  The link underneath it is for what it says it is...

A couple pictures of the exhibit can be found here:
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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #328 on: May 02, 2019, 08:36:23 AM »

I looked for something but I found nothing. Share in the nothing with me.

Okay then.  :-|
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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #329 on: May 17, 2019, 08:40:55 AM »

As for the state sheilds, South Carolina redesigned their state shields a while back to use the blue palmetto design, away from the traditional black and white rectangle. Most of the signage across the state has been slowly updated, but a lot of the interstate exit signs, particularly on I85, show the older design.
That should probably change with they finish widening I-85 from Spartanburg to the North Carolina state line.

The next time you drive between Exits 95 and 96 along Interstate 85 near Gaffney, SC take a look at the center median.  You'll be passing by an old family cemetery that dates to the mid-1800s.

https://surewhynotnow.blogspot.com/2019/01/the-cemetery-inside-interstate-85-median.html
This will be preserved when they widen I-85 to six lanes, right?


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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #330 on: May 17, 2019, 11:28:13 PM »

Per the link from CanesFan27, the cemetery is being preserved as part of the widening
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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #331 on: May 19, 2019, 07:18:06 PM »

Per the link from CanesFan27, the cemetery is being preserved as part of the widening
Ahh, I missed that part. Now I'm wondering how anybody will be able to visit their dead relatives at the cemetery, or at least maintain it.
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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #332 on: May 29, 2019, 08:56:09 PM »

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/extreme-heat-led-to-sullivan-s-island-bridge-closure-on/article_1ab13872-8140-11e9-8499-2ff8f576cd25.html
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The sudden closure of the Ben Sawyer Bridge on Monday — caused by “extreme heat” that expanded its steel structure to where it became stuck partially open — is a relatively rare occurrence and not a sign of a problem with its structural integrity, state transportation officials said.


Coastal South Carolina has experienced record-setting high temperatures in recent days. The Charleston area on Monday experienced a high of 100 degrees, with an even higher heat index — hot enough to warp the steel bridge
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Re: South Carolina
« Reply #333 on: June 12, 2019, 09:54:25 AM »

Did I ask about the closed rest areas along I-85 yet? If not, I'm doing it now.


More specifically, have any of them ever been truck weigh stations or truck parking areas?


« Last Edit: June 15, 2019, 02:30:05 PM by D-Dey65 »
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