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Old Sheldon Church Ruins

Old Sheldon Church Ruins

I found a photo of Old Sheldon Church Ruins on Pinterest. I looked it up and it wasn’t really that far from our route home from Hilton Head Island.  We just got off  I-95 at State Rd S-7-48 and made a left on Old Sheldon Church Rd. It was maybe 10 or 15 minutes off the interstate.  We planned on getting lunch around the same time, but there was really nothing. Continue reading Old Sheldon Church Ruins

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Dr. D. L. Smith’s Baby Hospital, Saluda, NC

Dr. D. L. Smith’s Baby Hospital, Saluda, NC – Greetings from the Past

In the early 1900s the death rate for babies was high. It was especially high in the South.

This was before antibiotics were available. There were few rural doctors and few pediatricians at all. Heat and humidity, flies, contaminated milk and misinformation on infant care led to a high mortality rate for children under two. Continue reading Dr. D. L. Smith’s Baby Hospital, Saluda, NC