Join us for an author talk featuring Tom Poland and his most recent book, South Carolina Country Roads: Of Train Depots, Filling Stations and Other Vanishing Charms. Venture off the beaten path to forgotten roads, where a hidden South Carolina exists. Cross a rusting steel truss bridge into a scene from the 1930s. Behold an old gristmill and imagine its creaking, clashing gears grinding corn. See an old gas pump wreathed in honeysuckle. Drive through a ghost town and wonder why it died. When's the last time you saw a country store's cured hams hanging from wires? How about a vintage Bull Durham tobacco ad on old brick? Tom Poland explores scenic back roads that lead to heirloom tomatoes, poke salad, gas stations-turned-restaurants, overgrown ruins and other soulful relics.
South Carolina State Library, 1500 Senate Street, Columbia, SC