Tag Archives: Anderson County SC

Cotton was his past; Angus was his future

The McPhail Angus Farm, in the vicinity of Seneca, SC, has been a locally significant farm for more than one hundred years. The farm illustrates twentieth century developments in agriculture in the South Carolina upcountry, most notably the transition from a traditional dependence on growing cotton as a cash crop to raising cattle as a […]


Having only our young faces to admire—we loved

“An interesting story is told of another Anderson man of long ago,” says Louise Ayer Vandiver in her 1928 book Traditions and History of Anderson County [SC].  “He was Walter M. Gibson, and lived near Sandy Springs. He was an adventurer, and it is said was once prime minister of the Sandwich Islands. “Being banished […]

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