“History of Travelers Rest, SC: A Sense of Place” tells the story of the city of Travelers Rest from its beginning in 1808 up until the present day.
Published by the Travelers Rest Historical Society and written by local author and historian Marian Cooper Bryan, PhD, this comprehensive book has sixteen chapters spanning the town’s origins as well as the evolution of health and postal services, military history, media changes, recreation, entertainment, clubs, churches, schools, and businesses.
Interviews and contributions of young and old residents are interspersed throughout the book, which also contains human interest stories and humorous tales that add a little spice to the narrative.
The book also includes a chapter about African American participants in the community and a “notable” sons and daughters chapter. The appendixes cover family names of first settlers, locals who served in each war, those recognized on lamp plaques throughout the city, and those involved in city government throughout the years.
The volume is also well-referenced at the end of each chapter so that the reader may go to a specific citation to discover more information about various topics.