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Aiken's Sporting Life (Paperback) (Jane Page Thompson)

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In 1869, newspaper articles touted Aiken as a health and pleasure resort with the world's largest wooden hotel. Swirling social life and sporting action continued during the war years, when the women of society carried on local traditions. In 1950, Aiken was bustling with scientists and engineers who relocated to work at the Savannah River Site. The last half of the 20th century saw swelling crowds at polo matches, steeplechase races, fox hunts, golf courses, and cultural amusements. In the early 21st century, many Aiken sporting traditions mark milestone anniversaries. At the center of everything is Hitchcock Woods, a woodland paradise, pine-topped cathedral, and equestrian playground that remains open year-round. The Hitchcock Woods Foundation was established to safeguard this treasure within the heart of Aiken. The Aiken Horse Show, held each spring, and Blessing of the Hounds, held on Thanksgiving, are two of the most revered of Aiken's sporting traditions.
Number of Pages: 127
Genre: History, Sports + Recreation
Sub-Genre: History, USA / State + Local / South
Series Title: Images of America Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Pub
Author: Jane Page Thompson
Language: English
Street Date: January 25, 2016
TCIN: 50461297
UPC: 9781467114974
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-5347
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