Chastain offers a trip back in time

LIBERTY — It’s not often that you get a chance to travel back in time, but that is exactly what Pickens County historian Dennis Chastain intends to do on May 4 at the Rosewood Center in Liberty at 7 p.m.

Chastain will present a PowerPoint slide show featuring old aerial photographs and vintage photos of the people, places and natural wonders of the area from the Canebrake on Toxoway River near the North Carolina/South Carolina border to the 19th century town of Old Pickens on the Keowee River at the Oconee Nuclear Station.

chastainHistoric locations such as Canebrake, the Horsepasture, the Jocassee Valley, Chapman’s Bridge, Fort Prince George, the Cherokee villages of Keowee, Toxaway, Sugar Town and Eastatoee, will be described both as they appeared before and after the lakes Jocassee and Keowee forever encased them in the deep blue waters of the two Duke Power Co. reservoirs in the late 1960s. This historic tour will conclude with the story behind the former village of Old Pickens on the Keowee River at Robertson’s Ford.

Lovers of history will not want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel back in time to revisit this largely lost history of this vast, storied region of the upcountry South Carolina.

Admisson is $5, or free to Historical Society members.