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VOL12ISS2 2016

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VOLUME 10—ISSUE 1 39 THE ORIGINAL RELOCATION GUIDE — UPSTATE SC | VOLUME 12 — ISSUE 2 GAFFNEY Small City Charm with Big City Access www.GetIntoGaffney.com Charlotte Greenville Atlanta Charleston Columbia Centrally Located Knoxville Asheville Raleigh Savannah Gaffney, South Carolina illustrations showing Patriots, Loyalists and Native Americans. It also demonstrates how men, women and children dressed during the Rev War period. Peaches on the Trail is fun and interactive way to get kids and parents into local history. Peaches is not only represented through the coloring book but as a stuffed animal as well. Located at the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery is a basket of "Peaches" incorporating seven handmade cats, each of them named after families of our local peach farms. While out and about in Gaffney be sure to stop by the visitors center to purchase your coloring book and sneak a peek at our furry friends. The Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery, located at 210 West Frederick Street, provides free information about the three national parks, local history and a Revolutionary War Trail guide to assist visitors in locating local points of interest related to the Revolutionary War. One of those is the gravesite of Colonel James Williams, whose grave is located across from the Gaffney City Hall. Colonel Williams was the highest ranking Patriot killed at the Battle of Kings Mountain. On view at the Cherokee County History and Arts Museum on College Drive, is the Land of Revolutions: Transitions in Politics, Culture, and Geography, a permanent exhibit that includes displays and interactive tools about the War for Independence, Fort Thicketty and more. Nearby, on the grounds of Limestone College, the graves of three unknown British soldiers who were mortally wounded at Cowpens are marked by a memorial stone. The "It Happened Here, It Happens Here" exhibit is located at the Gaffney Visitors Center. This exhibit includes panels that take you back through time to the Revolutionary War, artifacts, and an interactive floor map with locations in Cherokee Country that signify important Rev War events. Gaffney's small town character and central location make it a great place to visit but an even better place to reside. Located right off the I-85 corridor, Gaffney is within an hour from Charlotte and Greenville, two hours from the Blue Ridge Mountains, three and half hours from the beach and four hours from seven major cities. Whether you're getting into Gaffney for a day, a weekend or a lifetime there is always something exciting in store for you. For more information feel free to contact the Gaffney Visitors Center and Art Gallery at 864-487-6244, ourtown@ getintogaffney.com, or visit www.getintogaffney.com.[]

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