Remembering the “Old Fields”

7 thoughts on “Remembering the “Old Fields””

  1. A few years ago when Google introduced the Google Map API I thought it would be cool to create a map showing the location of historic SC schools and match the location with the SC School Insurance photograph collection maintained by the state archives.

    Be sure to check out the side bar link “Historic School Names” which represents my brief anaysis of old school names.

  2. Joe – this is fantastic! I’ve been wanting to do something like this for some time now, but you’ve done such a nice job I think I my re-direct my efforts elsewhere.

    What I think I might do is use your index and try to photograph some of the modern locations, then compare those to the historic photographs.

    This is a very cool resource, and I may highlight it in one of my upcoming blog posts.

  3. Interesting Tom. That hunting technique used by the Indians is still popular today. as you know to keep a field fertile farmers will let it sit idle every couple of years so it will retain its nutrients. Even though it’s more popular in the midwest I’ve seen those fields leased out to hunters particularly in the low country. Hunters prefer smaller open areas since deer and turkeys prefer a grazing area where they can duck for cover quickly.

    I have seen that term in North Carolina as well. I’m thinking it was on an old church or school near Marion.

  4. Just noticed that the links to the pages and photos used in this mashup were changed Allow me some time to correct this mess before posting anymore about this map. Will let you know when all is ready. This is the 2nd time the links have been changed by SCDAH.

    Thanks for your comments. I appreciate it.


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