Aiken's Sporting Life, South Carolina (Images of America Series)

Aiken's Sporting Life, South Carolina (Images of America Series)


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467114974
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 01/25/2016
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Jane Page Thompson brings readers a glimpse of the past and offers hope for the future in this book, which contains photographs from private and public collections honoring the seminal events that have made Aiken a social and sporting draw for almost 200 years. The book also includes a foreword by Linda Knox McLean, MFH Aiken Hounds.

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Table of Contents

Foreword and Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

1 Aiken is Calling: Hotels, Healing Air, and Horses Keep Luring People Back 9

2 Golden Age of Sport: Hitchcock Woods Invite Three Sports a Day 23

3 Social Life is Sport in Aiken: Southern Hospitality Meets Yankee Ingenuity 37

4 Sporting when Living was Hard: Wars, Prohibition, Taxes, and Seizure 59

5 Carrying on Family Traditions: Generations of Horse People, Merchants, and Visitors 73

6 Celebrating Aiken's Milestones: Sporting Events and Traditions Reach the Century Mark 91

7 Aiken and the Next 100 Years: The Faces Change but the Sporting Remains 109

About Hitchcock Woods 127

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