Value Place Augusta, GA (West)
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Today we push on from. Birmingham, Alabama to cross the State of Georgia from West to East. We will drive for about 4.5 hours today with Augusta as our final destination. Driving was good with a wee bit of misty rain at fiirst but finally blue skies and sunshine broke through. It was so wonderful to finally see some sunshine after several days ...
... shaped this little town - the railroad, the Winter Colony and the big nuclear power plant that was built in the 1950's, south of the town.
The first train rolled through the newly established town of Aiken in 1833 and shortly afterwards a bigger town was planned and built. It attracted lots of visitors, particularly wealthy people from Charleston who wanted to spend their summers at the "place of retreat from the heat and malaria of unhealthier ...
Drove 140 miles on 2.5 hours.
The purpose of this stop was to take a peak at the legendary Augusta National Golf Course, the home of the US Masters golf tournament.
The town itself is nondescript for such a famous location. Its hard to fathom where the spectators and media would stay during the tournament as its not a large town and dining and entertainment options are limited.
... This is a nice place to just relax and enjoy Clarks Hill Lake. The park is about 50 miles from Augusta and on the weekend alot of people come to fish and enjoy the lake.
Tomorrow we move on the General Coffee State Park in Nicholls, Ga. for 2 nights and then on to see our 3 grandsons, one is playing football on Saturday, for 3 nights and then home on Monday 10/6.
Remember, Life is Good!!
... Mr. and Mrs. Averill Harriman; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Mellon; Mr. Ralph Pulitzer; Mr. and Mrs. W.K. Vanderbilt and Baron and Baroness Von Sternberg - I suppose they all could afford the proper shoes!!
Entertainers who frequented Aiken included: Fred Astaire (his wife's Aunt and Uncle owned a home on East Street (what else) and they would frequently visit). Bing Crosby played golf with friends here often; Will Rogers (friends of the Post family) came to ...