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A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees

 
 
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By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
1. A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker
Inscription.
Wood was the most readily accessible material to an 1800s South Carolina farmer. Many items now made from metal were originally made of wood - even locks and keys - because metal was expensive and wood was free. Due to its wide availability and relative softness, pine was used most often in crafting farm furniture and tools. Hardwoods, such as hickory, walnut and mahogany, were more likely to be found in wealthier homes.

Many modern Americans can make simple household repairs, but the need to be self-sufficient was far greater for our ancestors on isolated farms. Basic woodworking was a survival skill for yeoman farmers.
 
Erected by South Carolina State Park Service.
 
Location. 35° 8.603′ N, 81° 20.15′ W. Marker is in Blacksburg, South Carolina, in York County. Marker can be reached from Camp Cherokee Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of Kings Mountain State Park. Marker is in this post office area: Blacksburg SC 29702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 10 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home Sweet Homeplace (a few steps from this marker); Artisan With Fire (within shouting distance of this marker); That's So Sweet!
A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
2. A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); A Looming Mystery (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to Kings Mountain State Park (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dickey / Sherer Home (approx. 0.3 miles away); Kings Mountain Battleground (approx. 1.6 miles away); Two Parks, One Mountain (approx. 2.3 miles away); Kings Mountain Battlefild Trail (approx. 2.3 miles away); God Save the King! (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Blacksburg.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kings Mountain State Park. The Piedmontís Kings Mountain State Park has miles of forested trails, two fishing lakes, and sits adjacent to Kings Mountain National Military Park, a Revolutionary War battle site. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 

2. Kings Mountain State Park. Kings Mountain State Park is a South Carolina state park located in the Piedmont region of South Carolina. (Submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.) 
 
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A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
3. A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker
A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
4. A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker
A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
5. A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker
The tools in this building - including the forming chisel shown above - are from the 19th century and could have been used in an upcountry community.
A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker<br>Carpenter's Shop image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
6. A Valuable Resource that Grows In Trees Marker
Carpenter's Shop
Carpenter's Shop<br>Collection of Tools image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
7. Carpenter's Shop
Collection of Tools
Carpenter's Shop<br>Coffin Lids image. Click for full size.
By Brian Scott, May 14, 2010
8. Carpenter's Shop
Coffin Lids
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 25, 2011, by Brian Scott of Anderson, South Carolina.
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