by Lacey Eibert Keigley | October 13, 2021

Dicey Langston: A TR Pioneer & Hero

Dicey Langston. Have you heard her name? If you don’t recognize her name yet, we plan to change that! Dicey Langston is a TR legend. But, she’s more than that

by Jason Greer | August 10, 2021

The Spring Park Inn – Its History & Future

At the beginning of 2021, Travelers Rest was given perhaps one of its greatest gifts ever, and while the gift is the historic center of the town, the gift is

by Jason Greer | July 20, 2021

Echo Valley Amusement Park: A Look Back

Summer road trips, roadside attractions, and the great goal of a lot of kids, the amusement park, have all played a large role in the realized imaginations of many. For

by Lacey Eibert Keigley | May 29, 2020

Half a Century: A Long & Beautiful Story

Half of a century. That’s enough time to start and to end a dozen jobs. That’s a life long marriage. That’s time to earn some grey hairs – or to

by Guest Contributor | April 14, 2020

Wild TR: Look to the Mountains

Story and Photos by Tricia Kyzer No matter where you go, there you are. We are all connected to nature through the geography of where we find ourselves, the experiences

by Susannah Lewis | March 9, 2020

The Whistle Stop at The American Café : A Local Favorite for 75 Years

Before there was rooftop music and shrimp and grits, there was a service station, a grocery store and soda counter conversations.     The Whistle Stop at the American Café

by Jason Greer | January 1, 2020

Pleasant Ridge Park: Refuge and Recreation for Our Community

Twelve miles north of downtown Travelers Rest lies about 300 acres of quiet, rolling woodlands. Here is Pleasant Ridge Park, part of the Greenville County Parks System. Since the early 1950s,

by Jason Greer | March 19, 2019

Dicey Langston Springfield Statue – Inspiring the Way for Travelers Rest’s Future

  Courageous. Heroic. A daughter. A mother. An entrepreneur. An American Patriot. These are all ways to describe Dicey Langston Springfield, who in about 1794 settled, with her husband Thomas,

by Melinda Long | December 12, 2018

The Café at Williams Hardware: Before We Say Goodbye

  From their popular Reuben sandwich to their unique gift shop and their online videos, the McCarrell sisters have given us joy for ten years.  For me, it’s been a

by Jason Greer | November 15, 2018

Movie Magic Came to Travelers Rest – 100 Years Ago

A hundred and one years ago, Travelers Rest experienced one of its biggest event in its history to that point. Over 2,000 gathered, arriving by foot, car, wagon and rail,

by Guest Contributor | October 22, 2018

Haunted Hot Spots in the Upstate

  Story and Photos by Andrea Beam   Welcome to October, one of my favorite months of the year. I would love to tell you that my obsession is with

by Jason Greer | July 1, 2018

White Horse Inn: Early Travels in Northern Greenville

Travelers Rest and the foothills in northern Greenville have been destinations and way-stations for the weary long before our communities were formally established. Native tribes learned the best river ford