Friday, August 20, 2010


Thursday, August 19- This morning we headed into Gaffney to visit Limestone College. A small but very beautiful campus.



When Limestone College was established in 1845, it was the first women's college in South Carolina and one of the first in the United States. In the late 1960s, Limestone became fully coeducational.

Limestone's campus is a unique landscape of history and progress. Nine buildings are included on the National Register of Historic Places. Limestone College is an accredited, independent, coeducational, four-year liberal arts institution chartered by the state of South Carolina.   Limestone is a non-denominational Christian college.

Today, Limestone College enrolls more than 700 traditional day students and 2,800 Extended Campus students at 10 sites in South Carolina and on the Internet.   Limestone's total enrollment is more than 3,500 making it the largest private, accredited institution in South Carolina.

Curtis Administration Complex – Multipurpose structure. Built 1845.


The president of the college is housed here. These are two of the President’s entertaining rooms.



Winnie Davis Hall of History – Built in 1904. This was a beautiful building.


Look at the door entrance. Beautiful!



Carroll Fine Arts Building – Built in 1924


Cranberry Hall – Built in 1927. Was originally the gymnasium. Now houses the Art department.


Limestone is a Division II school. They have every major sport for men and women except football. Amazing for such a small school.

They have a special display for of all people Gaylord Perry. He played for the Cleveland Indians 1972-1975. He did not attend Limestone College, but he started the baseball program at the college and was the first coach.


After our tour of The College, we drove over to the Gaffney Park for some Bella (our cat) time. She loves walking outdoors. Marsha walked her all over the place; then we sat and read on a bench until it got tooooo hot (very humid). With the temps climbing, we headed to the Freightliner customer waiting room. We went from the HOT to the FREEZING. Why do these places feel it's necessary to crank the AC so cold. Every once in a while we were forced outside to warm-up......LOL. Bella enjoyed the cool waiting room but every now and then she wanted out for a break.

At about 4 p.m. Justin drove the MH out of the service bay declaring everything was adjusted, oiled, lubed and serviced. Our 3M Service was complete. We now know all the required chassis services are up-to-date and everything has been adjusted and checked over. We pulled out to fuel up and then returned to dump our holding tanks and to again use the free camping facilities until Friday morning departure.

NOTE: We have put all the pictures from the Chippoakes Farm Museum on line. There are some pictures from the post but a ton more from the museum. We know Marsha’s dad will love to look at these. It will remind him of growing up on the farm. Just click here.

Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you back soon.