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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

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Daniel Heyward Plantation

We took South Carolina Highway 462 home (from Hilton Head Island to Hendersonville, NC) and passed a road named Old House Road.

Soon after, we saw a historic marker for the tomb of Thomas Heyward, Jr. Look for it on the east side of the road, just north of Old House Rd. Continue reading Daniel Heyward Plantation

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Whitewater Falls

Whitewater Falls Sapphire, NC
Whitewater Falls Sapphire, NC

Upper Whitewater Falls, in North Carolina, plunges 411 feet.

Lower Whitewater Falls, in South Carolina, cascades another 400 feet.

Together that makes 811 feet, which may make Whitewater Falls the highest waterfall east of the Rockies. Continue reading Whitewater Falls