Paris Mountain State Park
Paris Mountain State Park is located five miles north of Greenville, South Carolina. Activities available in the 1, 540-acre park include hiking, biking and picnicking, the 13-acre Lake Placid offers swimming and fishing. Canoes and pedal boats are available for rental. Camping is allowed and campsites range from rustic, back country sites to paved sites with water, the parks Civilian Conservation Corps structures, including the Camp Buckhorn lodge, are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Cherokee Indians once dwelled on Paris Mountain, before European men began to colonize North America, the first white man settled in what is now known as Greenville County in 1765. He was an Irishman from Virginia named Richard Pearis and he married a Cherokee woman and became close to the Cherokee tribe. The Indians continually gave Pearis land until his property extended 10 square miles, Richard Pearis is the source of the name “Paris” Mountain. In 1775, a letter from the superintendent of Indian affairs, in one part of the letter, Stuart writes, You are constantly listening to Richard Pearis, who cheats you of your lands.
Some of the land which Richard Pearis possessed contained the mountain known today as Paris Mountain, the name Paris is a construed form of Pearis. A legend surrounding the mountain speaks of the first white men to visit the mountain, the chief of the indwelling Cherokee tribe tried to protect the mountain, and when he grew old, he passed on the responsibility to his daughter and her husband. The husband failed in this task and sold the mountain, in anger, one of the earliest uses of the mountain by the city of Greenville was as a source of water between 1890 and 1916. Numerous lakes and dams in the park were built in 1890 by the Greenville City Water System as part of the reservoir, in 1928 Table Rock Reservoir was put into service, and the use of Paris Mountain as a water supply declined. The mountain had other uses, in the 1890s, a popular resort resided on Paris Mountain named Altamont Hotel. However, the failed and was sold to N. J. Holmes. The institute was first known as Altamont Bible and Missionary Institute, the college opened its doors in 1898.
The institute was sold to another citizen, and the suffered a fire in 1920. The state park on Paris Mountain was built in the 1930s by the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps, sixteen other parks in the state of South Carolina were created due to the work of the CCC. The land for the park was acquired in 1935 from the city of Greenville, the nearby liberal arts college, Furman University, founded in 1826, is located near the foot of the mountain for which the park is named
The design and maintenance is usually done by government, typically on the local level, but may occasionally be contracted out to a private sector company. A park is an area of space provided for recreational use. Grass is typically kept short to discourage insect pests and to allow for the enjoyment of picnics, trees are chosen for their beauty and to provide shade. An early purpose-built public park, although financed privately, was Princes Park in the Liverpool suburb of Toxteth and this was laid out to the designs of Joseph Paxton from 1842 and opened in 1843. The land on which the park was built was purchased by Richard Vaughan Yates, the creation of Princes Park showed great foresight and introduced a number of highly influential ideas. First and foremost was the provision of space for the benefit of townspeople. Nashs remodelling of St Jamess Park from 1827 and the sequence of processional routes he created to link The Mall with Regents Park completely transformed the appearance of Londons West End.
Liverpool had a presence on the scene of global maritime trade before 1800. The latter was commenced in 1843 with the help of public finance, frederick Law Olmsted visited Birkenhead Park in 1850 and praised its qualities. Indeed, Paxton is widely credited as having one of the principal influences on Olmsted. Another early public park is the Peel Park, England opened on 22 August 1846, in The Politics of Park Design, A History of Urban Parks in America, Professor Galen Cranz identifies four phases of park design in the U. S. As time passed and the area grew around the parks, land in these parks was used for other purposes, such as zoos, golf courses. These parks continue to draw visitors from around the region and are considered regional parks, because they require a higher level of management than smaller local parks. According to the Trust for Public Land, the three most visited parks in the United States are Central Park in New York, Lincoln Park in Chicago. In the early 1900s, according to Cranz, U. S. cities built neighborhood parks with swimming pools and civic buildings and these smaller parks were built in residential neighborhoods, and tried to serve all residents with programs for seniors, adults and children.
Green space was of secondary importance, as urban land prices climbed, new urban parks in the 1960s and after have been mainly pocket parks. One such example of a park is Chess Park in Glendale. This award-winning park was given an award by the American Society of Landscape Architects and these small parks provide greenery, a place to sit outdoors, and often a playground for children
WYRD-FM, known on-air as News Radio WORD, is a news/talk-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Simpsonville, SC, until February 24,2014, it simulcasted with WYRD1330 AM Greenville and WORD950 AM Spartanburg. Its studios are in Greenville and its transmitter is located east of Five Forks, the station featured an adult contemporary format under the name Mix 106. Over time, the station adjusted itself toward CHR under the name Hot Mix 106.3 and it was the intent to move the station into the Columbia radio market, but the plans to do so never materialized. Ratings for the station during this time were extremely poor, by the end of 1993, WNMX had changed to urban Contemporary and had boosted the signal to its present 25,000 watts, with little change in audience or advertising revenue. In 1994, WNMXs format was changed again to country under the handle Big Bubba 106.3, for a time, the station actually did very well, but listenership started to drop as the audience started to drift back to the areas other country stations.
In early 1995, WNMX was issued a cease and desist letter from WBUB, WNMX changed its name to Dixie 106.3 under the WDXZ callsign, but kept the format. By 1996, WDXZ was in trouble as the ratings had bottomed out as well as problems with advertising support from the community. The station went off the air for a few months, which during that time was reorganized and it returned to the air in early September, but with a bare-bones staff. Eventually, it entered into a marketing agreement with a church group that took the station to a southern gospel format. Although it had a small, but loyal audience, the station suffered through several major setbacks, in late 1999, the station signed back on the air under new ownership as WGVC, adopting a satellite-fed Jammin Oldies format under the name Groovin 106.3. In 2002, WGVCs city of license was changed to Simpsonville which paved the way for the station to be moved into the Greenville-Spartanburg radio market, WGVC was sold to Barnstable Broadcasting, which at the time owned rock stations WROQ and WTPT in the market.
The format was changed to oldies under the name Oldies 106-3 and slogan Motown, Soul. In 2005, Barnstable sold its Greenville-Spartanburg radio properties to Entercom Communications.3 The Walk, in late November 2006, a computerized countdown was broadcast on 106.3. The countdown lasted about a week and its purpose was to count down until a new station would emerge. During the countdown, some phrases and quotes from many sources were played every 30 seconds for the duration. The new format was Greenstone Medias female-oriented talk, known only as 106.3 WGVC, on August 6,2007, it was confirmed that Greenstone Media, the main provider for WGVCs programming, would cease operations on August 17,2007. On August 20,2007, at 12,00 noon ET, the first song played was What I Like About You by The Romantics
Furman University Asian Garden
The Furman University Asian Garden is an Asian-style garden located on the campus of Furman University at 3300 Poinsett Highway, South Carolina. It is open daily without charge, Furman University has a long-term exchange program with Kansai Gaidai University in Hirakata, Japan. The Japanese garden reflects this relationship, and includes a teahouse. List of botanical gardens in the United States Furman University Campus Map
Upstate South Carolina
The Upstate is the region in the westernmost part of South Carolina, United States, known as the Upcountry, which is the historical term. Although loosely defined among locals, the definition includes the ten counties of the commerce-rich I-85 corridor in the northwest corner of South Carolina. This definition coincides with the Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson, SC Combined Statistical Area, as defined by the Office of Management, the regions population was 1,409,582 as of 2014. Situated between Atlanta and Charlotte, the Upstate is the region of South Carolina. Greenville is the largest city in the region with a population of 58,409 and a population of 400,492. Spartanburg, followed by Anderson, are next in population, ten counties are included in the Upstate of South Carolina, Spartanburg, Pickens, Oconee, Laurens and Abbeville. Within the Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson CSA are a total of two Metropolitan Statistical Areas and three Micropolitan Statistical Areas, as of the 2010 Census, the Greenville–Spartanburg–Anderson CSA had a population of 1,362,073.
The following population rankings are based on the 2010 Census Greenville, the Office of Management and Budget labels all these cities as principal cities in their respective MSAs. Cities, Greer, Mauldin The OMB has labelled Mauldin as a principal city, cDPs, Wade Hampton Cities, Easley and Simpsonville. If students from Clemson University are included, Clemson has close to 30,000 residents, the OMB has labelled Easley as a principal city. CDPs, The following table shows the major institutions of education in the Upstate. In 2008, U. S. News ranked Furman as the 37th best liberal arts college, Wofford College as the 59th best, they ranked Clemson University as the 67th best national university. According to the Bob Jones University, its Museum and Gallery constitutes the largest collection of art in the Western Hemisphere. The majority of business and commerce in the Upstate takes place in Greenville County, Greenville has the largest concentration of businesses and financial institutions in its downtown area.
In fact, the Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson MSA was ranked seventh in the nation by site consultants considering the top markets for economic development, many financial institutions have regional offices located in downtown Greenville. These include Bank of America and the now-defunct Wachovia, the other major industry in the Upstate is the healthcare and pharmaceuticals. Greenville Hospital System and Bon Secours St, • BMWs only North American manufacturing plant is located in Spartanburg County, with an investment of $3.7 billion. • Fujifilm located their first manufacturing facility in the U. S. in Greenwood County, • Michelin North Americas headquarters is located in Greenville, along with seven manufacturing plants, R&D facility and test track located in the Upstate
WYRD, known on-air as ESPN Upstate, is a sports-formatted radio station in the Greenville-Spartanburg area of Upstate South Carolina. The Entercom Communications outlet is licensed by the FCC to Greenville, SC, the programming on WORD is simulultaneously broadcast on 950 AM Spartanburg and W246CV-FM97.1 MHz, Spartanburg. Its studios and transmitter are located separately in Greenville, on December 9,1932, The Federal Radio Commission approved transferring the license for WFBC from Virgil V. Evans to the Greensville News-Piedmont Company. At the time, WFBC operated on 1200 kHz with 50 W power, on January 8,1935, the Federal Communications Commission approved increasing the stations power to 5 KW. Years later, WFBC was known for its top-40 format, the call letters continue to be used by WFBC-FM. WYRD and WORD added 106.3 as an FM simulcast in 2008
WLFJ-FM is a non-commercial Contemporary Christian music station licensed to Greenville, South Carolina and serves the Upstate, including Greenville and Spartanburg. The Radio Training Network outlet is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission to broadcast at 89.3 MHz with a radiated power of 41 kW and 37 kW. The station goes by the name His Radio 89.3 and its sister station is WLFJ-AM, who airs Christian talk programming. However, the station focuses primarily on music programming, wLFJ-FM broadcasts in the HD Radio format. On HD2, the station has His Radio Z, a youth music channel, operated by First Baptist Church of Spartanburg. On HD3, the station has His Radio Praise, a channel that features exclusively praise, both can be listened to online. It operates 13 translators that bring its signal into portions of the Atlanta, the Charlotte-area translators brand as His Radio 96.5 and 98.3, and air separate identifications and commercials. Their programming is repeated on the second HD channel of WOSF in Charlotte.
His Radios HD3 channel, known as His Radio Praise, airs praise, the main station repeats His Radio Praise on Sunday mornings from 6 a. m. to 11 a. m
Swamp Rabbit Trail
One currently unconnected section runs from Lake Conestee Nature Park to Parkins Mill Road and I-85, and another disconnected section exists in Fountain Inn. Residents of the affluent Parkins Mill neighborhood have opposed a connector from the Lake Conestee section, a 2012 study estimated that more than 350,000 people annually used the trail—two years later, half a million—and that area businesses increased their sales from 30 to 85%. A2014 study estimated usage had increased to half a million people a year, in 2013, the mayor of Travelers Rest said that the trail had been phenomenal for the whole county, but more so for us in Travelers Rest. I can’t begin to tell you how much of an economic boost it’s been to this town. A2012 Greenville News editorial described the Swamp Rabbit Trail as one of the most popular assets in Greenville County. proving that when it comes to such trails, in 2016, Greenville County Recreation estimated the trails economic impact on the county to be $7 million per year.
Trail maps Trail of the Month-April 2010, Rails-to-Trails Conservancy
Boston is the capital and most populous city of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the United States. Boston is the seat of Suffolk County, although the county government was disbanded on July 1,1999. The city proper covers 48 square miles with a population of 667,137 in 2015, making it the largest city in New England. Alternately, as a Combined Statistical Area, this wider commuting region is home to some 8.1 million people, One of the oldest cities in the United States, Boston was founded on the Shawmut Peninsula in 1630 by Puritan settlers from England. It was the scene of several key events of the American Revolution, such as the Boston Massacre, the Boston Tea Party, the Battle of Bunker Hill, and the Siege of Boston. Upon U. S. independence from Great Britain, it continued to be an important port and manufacturing hub as well as a center for education, through land reclamation and municipal annexation, Boston has expanded beyond the original peninsula. Its rich history attracts many tourists, with Faneuil Hall alone drawing over 20 million visitors per year, Bostons many firsts include the United States first public school, Boston Latin School, first subway system, the Tremont Street Subway, and first public park, Boston Common.
Bostons economic base includes finance and business services, information technology, the city has one of the highest costs of living in the United States as it has undergone gentrification, though it remains high on world livability rankings. Bostons early European settlers had first called the area Trimountaine but renamed it Boston after Boston, England, the renaming on September 7,1630 was by Puritan colonists from England who had moved over from Charlestown earlier that year in quest of fresh water. Their settlement was limited to the Shawmut Peninsula, at that time surrounded by the Massachusetts Bay and Charles River. The peninsula is thought to have been inhabited as early as 5000 BC, in 1629, the Massachusetts Bay Colonys first governor John Winthrop led the signing of the Cambridge Agreement, a key founding document of the city. Puritan ethics and their focus on education influenced its early history, over the next 130 years, the city participated in four French and Indian Wars, until the British defeated the French and their Indian allies in North America.
Boston was the largest town in British America until Philadelphia grew larger in the mid-18th century, Bostons harbor activity was significantly curtailed by the Embargo Act of 1807 and the War of 1812. Foreign trade returned after these hostilities, but Bostons merchants had found alternatives for their investments in the interim. Manufacturing became an important component of the economy, and the citys industrial manufacturing overtook international trade in economic importance by the mid-19th century. Boston remained one of the nations largest manufacturing centers until the early 20th century, a network of small rivers bordering the city and connecting it to the surrounding region facilitated shipment of goods and led to a proliferation of mills and factories. Later, a network of railroads furthered the regions industry. Boston was a port of the Atlantic triangular slave trade in the New England colonies