The Saluda Factory : forgotten history of the Riverbanks Botanical Park

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Chicora Foundation
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2019-04-13
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Riverbanks Zoo and Garden (Columbia, S.C.) , Lexington County (S.C.)--Antiquities , Saluda Factory--History , Columbia (S.C.)--History
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On the southern bank of the Saluda River, below the botanical garden, are the ruins of the Saluda Factory. During its time it was the largest cotton mill in South Carolina, perhaps in the South. In spite of economic setbacks, it represents an exceptional industrial undertaking. It also forecast South Carolina's eventual dependence on textiles. Today, as you visit the botanical park, you see only a few of the many ruins associated with this site, including a portion of the mill race and power head, as well as several of the buildings. This booklet will help you understand these historical treasures - and the roles they played in the development of Columbia.
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Copyright 1996 by Chicora Foundation, Inc.
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