Aiken's Sporting Life (Images of America) by Jane Page Thompson,Linda Knox McLean

By Jane Page Thompson,Linda Knox McLean

In 1869, newspaper articles touted Aiken as a future health and delight lodge with the world�s greatest wood inn. Swirling social lifestyles and carrying motion persisted throughout the struggle years, while the ladies of society carried on neighborhood traditions. In 1950, Aiken was once bustling with scientists and engineers who relocated to paintings on the Savannah River web site. The final 1/2 the twentieth century observed swelling crowds at polo fits, steeplechase races, fox hunts, golfing classes, and cultural amusements. within the early twenty first century, many Aiken carrying traditions mark milestone anniversaries. on the heart of every little thing is Hitchcock Woods, a forest paradise, pine-topped cathedral, and equestrian playground that continues to be open year-round. The Hitchcock Woods beginning was once demonstrated to guard this treasure in the middle of Aiken. The Aiken Horse convey, 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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