04-09-09

This is a photo of the uppermost part of the General Robert Anderson Memorial Fountain that sits in the courtyard garden of the Anderson County Museum on Greenville Street.  The original location of the fountain was in a small plaza behind Anderson’s historic courthouse.  It was later moved to Johnson park (not sure where this is) and then to a county “storage” area before being restored and erected in it’s current location.

This fountain is by no means small.  It stands 18 feet tall and weighs 3 tons.  It is said to have been the first fountain in the nation to have had underwater lighting, which is fitting, since Anderson is known as the Electric City.  I posted another shot of this fountain here last year, and Lessie recently posted another of my fountain photos at Anderson Daily Photo.

While I was surfing around confirming facts about the fountain, I ran into some very interesting AND very historic Anderson County post cards from a book that is now at the top of my wish list.  The book is South Carolina Postcards Vol.  IX by Howard Woody.  Take a look and preview it for yourself…

 http://books.google.com/books?id=-NRw0lZDRckC 

Looking at a very old Anderson was VERY cool.  I’ve got to have this book!   afs

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