Saluda River Factory Ruins

Thursday, June 15, 2017

After eating lunch at Real Mexico (have you been, it's amazing!), we randomly decided to go to Riverbank Zoo to view the Saluda River Factory Ruins.  The Saluda River Factory was constructed in the 1830s.  The factory became a huge cotton textile mill in the South.  The factory was burned in 1865 during Sherman's occupation of Columbia.  The factory was rebuilt only to be destroyed again by fire (accidental).  The factory ruins, granite blocks, are still visible.  You can access the ruins through the Riverbank Zoo's Garden River Trails.  Also, there is a small museum located to the side of the trail that is extremely information.

After viewing the ruins, we then explored the rest of the zoo. 

Happy Travels,

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