If it’s Monday, it Must be Graniteville

Herr Shultz will shade his enemies with sharp words Monday, March 5 2018 at 7:00 PM, at St Paul’s Episcopal Church in Graniteville, which is on Canal St as you enter the center of town from Route 1. This is a regular meeting of the Horse Creek Historical Society. There’s good word on the street about pre-meetingĀ  munchies!

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Equity Between Men

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Lots in beautiful downtown Hamburg, from the 1835 plat. Mercer Street is now called Sandpit Road.

Shultz would have loved Facebook. He was huge into working the media. He showered the South Carolina legislature with memorials asking for money and privileges, and had the memorials broadcast to newspapers across both states. And he loved writing articles to newspapers which must have considered them great copy, because Shultz didn’t pay his bills. Responding to a call for claims on Shultz, A. H. Pemberton – editor of the Augusta Chronicle – presented a statement listing 33 insertions from 1825 to 1831 that had never been paid for.

‘Equity Between Men’, advertising a sale of lots throughout Hamburg, appeared in the Chronicle on March 15, 1826.

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Shultz’s Ghostly Spectre in Aiken!

It seems that Henry Shultz is in high demand to scare the wits out of little children. I am not sure why, he just wants to have a little fun, and if he has trouble getting over a few guys that have done him a bad turn, well, that is their problem.

Anyway, Shultz makes a ghostly appearance along with four more notable or unsettled characters of local history on Friday, October 13 at the Aiken County Historical Museum. Pulses in the ether will keep him going from 7 to 9 PM. Call (803) 642-2015 for information, or jump right in and schedule a place in the seance at Eventbrite – Banksia After Dark.

 

 

Schultz Hill Cemetery

Hamburg burials came up during the recent talk in Edgefield. I think many people have heard about a Hamburg cemetery in North Augusta, somewhere behind ‘the auto glass place’. Schultz Hill Cemetery does exist, and yes it is kind of behind Sunny Solutions Window Tinting.

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Sign at the end of the driveway from Carolina Springs Road, with Brad Cunningham who over many years has made something happen at the Bedford Cemetery in Augusta.

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Duke Bernhard’s 1825 Visit

Lafayette’s 1824-1825 ‘Friend of the Nation’ tour of America was the most sensational event of the decade. Lafayette went out of his way to pass through almost every state of the Union, in a giant loop starting in the Northeast, through the South, to New Orleans, upriver to St. Louis, and up the Ohio back to where he started. Crowds cheered him wildly at every place along the way. Lafayette, refusing no invitation, probably shook hands into the six figures. He visited Hamburg and Augusta – unfortunately his secretary’s preserved record is skimpy. Of course most of their journals were lost months later in the Ohio River when their riverboat hit a snag and sank in the middle of the night.

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