Lowrys in Chester County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
“Thirteen Original Colonies Bicentennial Covered Wagon Train”
The state of Pennsylvania authorized the “Thirteen Original Colonies Bicentennial Covered Wagon Train” as an official Bicentennial project. It was one of five such trains that traveled across the country to reach Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, for the 1976 July fourth Independence Day celebration, after having scouted ahead for overnight stops, the wagon train left Stone Mountain, Georgia, on April 1, 1976 under the direction of Pensacola, Florida native Harry Lee. When it arrived to the South Carolina border, the convoy was joined by State Wagon Master Dr. Larry Hudson and wagon teamsters Hennison Hartley and Woody Drury, as well as other South Carolinians. During the two week journey through the state, the caravan made several stops in Chester County where local horse enthusiasts joined on horseback and in wagons. Lewisville Mayor John B. McCrorey welcomed the group on May 6 as they camped overnight at the high school football field. The next day the wagon train traveled to the town park in Lowrys where they were greeted by Mayor Marion E. Johnson and other townspeople. Members of the North Chester Saddle Club dressed in period costumes to greet the visitors, while others held a quilting bee, demonstrated lye soap making, displayed antiques and patriotic quilts and served homemade vegetable soup from an
Lowrys Old Fashioned Christmas Parade
Featuring Unique Horse & Tractor Drawn Entries & Handmade Floats
Started in December 1982
Location. 34° 48.401′ N, 81° 14.498′ W. Marker is in Lowrys, South Carolina, in Chester County. Marker is on State Highway 909, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Town of Lowrys Community Park. Marker is in this post office area: Chester SC 29706, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. McConnells (approx. 4.4 miles away); A House of Untold Stories (approx. 5.4 miles away); The Homestead (approx. 5˝ miles away); Brick Kitchen (approx. 5˝ miles away); Brattonsville (approx. 5˝ miles away); The Battle of Huck’s Defeat (approx. 5˝ miles away); William Bratton Plantation/Battle of Huck's Defeat (approx. 5˝ miles away); Field of Huck's Defeat (approx. 5˝ miles away).
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 1,372 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 27, 2012, by Anna Inbody of Columbia, South Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.