There are more Revolutionary War Battlefields and skirmish sites in S.C., and especially in the upstate, than in any other state. Examples include Cowpens, King’s Mountain, Brattonsville, Musgrove Mill and Cherokee Indian Town.
Campbell’s Covered Bridge, built in 1909, is the only covered bridge remaining in SC
Clayton “Peg Leg” Bates lost his leg in a cotton gin accident at the age of 12. he overcame this by becoming a famous tap dancer. His signature step was the “imitation American Jet Plane,” in which he would jump in the air and land on his peg leg, with his other leg sticking straight out behind him. During his career, Bates performed on The Ed Sullivan Show approximately 58 times and performed for the King and Queen of England in 1936 and 1938. He retired from dancing in 1996, two years before he died.
During WW1, Greenville served as a training camp center for Army recruits. This led to the development of Donaldson Air Force Base, built during WWn. Donaldson served as a military base until the 1960s, when it was returned to the City of Greenville.