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      The Historic Bowen House, built in 1880 in Pickens, SC
Home to Grandparents of Journalist, Author, and World War II Correspondent Ben Robertson



                                            The Bowen House

Christina and Scott Carrick opened their home, the historic Bowen House in Pickens, to The Christian View magazine readers on Wednesday, December 13, 2017.  The house, built in 1880, was home to William Thomas Bowen and Rebecca Amelia Allgood Bowen, the maternal grandparents of journalist, author, and World War II correspondent Ben Robertson, who was killed in a plane crash in Portugal in 1943. Robertson wrote three books, Travelers Rest, I Saw England, and Red Hills and Cotton. The Carricks decorated their home beautifully for Christmas, with more than 20 Christmas trees and other decorations, and led The Christian View magazine on a tour of each room of the house. Click here to read The Christian View's article and view 77 photos.



Billy Graham's Childhood Home & the Billy Graham Library
Charlotte, North Carolina



Billy Graham's Childhood Home & The Billy Graham Library

Will Graham writes an article for The Christian View magazine about his paternal grandparents, Billy and Ruth Graham, and about the Billy Graham Library in Charlotte, North Carolina, which includes the Graham Family Homeplace. Click here to view The Christian View magazine's photos of the Billy Graham Library and Billy Graham's Childhood Home and also to read Will Graham's article, The Billy Graham Library: A Grandson's Perspective.


Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center, Pickens, SC


                Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center

Take a photographic tour of the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center, near Pickens, South Carolina, including the mill, log cabins, and Native American petroglyphs. Click here to view 50 photographs by The Christian View magazine.


Burdine Lodge Groundbreaking at Hagood Mill HIstoric Site


     Groundbreaking for Burdine Lodge at Hagood Mill Site

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on October 31, 2017 at the Hagood Mill HIstoric Site and Folklife Center for the reconstruction of the 18th Century Burdine Lodge, which has historic connections to the Methodist Church. Click here to view all photos and to read The Christian View magazine's in-depth article, including all speakers and participants at the event



Native American Celebration at the Hagood Mill








    Native American Celebration at Hagood Mill Historic Site

The Native American Celebration, held on Saturday, November 18, 2017 at the Hagood Mill Historic Site and Folklife Center in Pickens, South Carolina, celebrated the Native American history of Pickens County. Click here to view The Christian View magazine's 75 photographs from the event.














Appalachian Heritage Center Groundbreaking at Hagood Mill

The Christian View
magazine was present as a groundbreaking for the Appalachian Heritage Center was held across from the Hagood Mill. Pictured at left are: Dean Watson, Pickens County Council members Ensley Feemster, Carl Hudson, Wes Hendricks, Chair Roy Costner, and Chris Bowers, and South Carolina State Representative Davey Hiott.
Click here for The Christian View magazine's article and photographs from the event.
















The Lewis Family Homeplace in Lincolnton, Georgia

       Cherokee Path Historic Marker is Unveiled in Six Mile
The Christian View magazine was present as a new state historic marker was unveiled by Six Mile Mayor Roy Stoddard and Six Mile Town Council member Jim Atkinson for the Cherokee Path, which is on Main Street in Six Mile. Pictured at left are Chief Mary Louise Worthy and members of the Pickens County Historical Society: Anne Sheriff, Ken Nabors, Wayne Kelley, Nancy Pace, Ron Masters, Brenda Meyer, Mildred Brewer, Linda Starin, Jane Chastain, and Dennis Chastain. Click here for The Christian View's article and all photographs from the event.









Pickens Chapel Cemetery is Donated to Southern Wesleyan 

The Christian View
magazine was present at a special receiving ceremony as the historic Pickens Chapel cemetery, located in Anderson County, was donated to Southern Wesleyan University by Carl Garrison, former trustee of the cemetery and owner of the property who now lives in Wyoming. Click here for The Christian View's article and photographs, including of descendants of those buried in the historic cemetery as well as all speakers at the event, including Southern Wesleyan University officials.












                               The Lewis Family Homeplace



McKinney Chapel in the Eastatoee Valley of South Carolina



McKinney Chapel

The historic McKinney Chapel in Sunset, north of Pickens, South Carolina in the Eastatoee Valley, has been the setting for an annual Christmas pageant since 1982. The old-fashioned program, which always focuses on the true meaning of Christmas, was more meaningful in 2016, for, just a few months earlier, organizer Georgia Chapman was very ill and not expected to live.  Click here to read The Christian View magazine's article and to view a photo slideshow.

Wayne Madden in front of his historic barn,
known as the 'Sign Barn', in Pickens, South Carolina

                                 Wayne Madden's Treasures:
       Historic Sign Barn and Small Log Cabin in Pickens, SC

Click here to view more than 20 photographs by The Christian View magazine of Wayne Madden's historic barn, known as the 'Sign Barn', and his small log cabin.


More to come ...