City of Landrum asks residents for old photos and artifacts of area

Published 10:07 am Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Capitol Museum Services, the City of Landrum’s museum planning firm, is now actively working on the storyboards and related interior aspects of the Landrum Rail & History Museum. 

 

In order to present the most authentic and interesting exhibits, they are actively searching for original photos and/or artifacts related to Landrum, including:

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-Landrum before the railroad (Native Americans, trade routes, Revolutionary and Civil wars, etc.)

– Local transportation / historical Southern Railroad (horse and wagons, earliest trains, maps, schedules, Saluda grade, early Landrum depot, I-26 construction, etc.)

– Agriculture / equestrian related items in the area (early farmers, area products, historic barns, peaches, wineries, other products) 

– Early history and pioneers (Earle family, Bomar family, Jackson family, and others, as well as first churches, schools, moonshiners and businesses) 

– People who constructed and/or worked on the railroad 

– Natural history (Blue Wall, Hogback Mountain, Pacolet River, etc.)

– Industry (early mills; Shamrock Mill, hosiery companies, lumber milling, textiles)

– Any other photos taken between the 1880s and World War II

The City of Landrum asks that residents notify them as soon as possible and preferably no later than July 7 if they or a family member posses any of the listed items or photographs. They welcome the contribution of any artifacts. The city will make high quality reproductions of any photos shared and residents may maintain the originals.

If you have any questions, please contact the City of Landrum at 864-457-3000 or email rich.caplan@cityoflandrumsc.com.