J. Turner and C. Drosos

Cherokee Speedway

By J. Turner and C. Drosos

Cherokee Speedway

Cherokee Speedway is a popular dirt track in Gaffney, South Carolina. A hub of family activity and pure American entertainment, Cherokee Speedway is a landmark of the southeast dirt track circuit.  Since the 1960s, Cherokee has been making names for hometown racers and families. Ask any of the racers and they'll tell you, "dirt is for racing, and asphalt is for getting there!"  

The History of Glendale Mill

By J. Turner and C. Drosos

Glendale Cotton Mill

Upstate South Carolina is littered with the remains of many beautiful textile mills that helped to build the community.  One such mill with a particularly interesting story is Glendale Mill, known today as Glendale Shoals.  

Dr. B.G. Stephens, a historical expert and native of Glendale, spoke with us about the rich history and social significance of the Glendale Mill. We discussed the history of the mill, as well as current investments by Wofford College to start an Ecological Studies program there.