The presence of Clemson University can be felt all over the upstate and in the almost 130 years the school has been open it has collected its fair share of folklore. One of the most common themes for superstitions and traditions comes from…

The Bob Campbell Geology Museum opened its doors to the public in September of 1998. Before its opening, Clemson University's small collection of rocks and minerals were held in Brackett Hall. The minerals and rocks were taken care of by Betty…

Built most likely by enslaved African Americans, the Hanover House stands on a lot in the SC Botanical Gardens. The house is now used as a museum in which many of the botanical gardens visitors go to. The house was originally built in Berkeley…

The 1920’s saw the rise of John T. Woodside as one of the wealthiest men in the state of South Carolina. His success in cotton mills, banking, investments, and the hospitality industry within Greenville meant he was financially secure enough to…

As Woodside brothers John T., J. David, Robert I., and Edward F. gained affluence due to the success of their cotton mill venture they set out on a new enterprise: banking. Robert attended Clemson College for several semesters before withdrawing and…

In 1902 local entrepreneur John T. Woodside opened Woodside Mill and enlisted the help of three of his brothers J. David, Robert I., and Edward F. With John T. heading the operation as president of the company the mill saw immediate success. Within…

Hippies of the late 1960s and early 1970s exhibited a fascination with Eastern religions and spirituality. They began practicing yoga and meditation, and these practices eventually spread to other more “mainstream” parts of society. Transcendental…

There are several iterations of the Issaqueena legend, though they all generally follow the same format. Issaqueena, whose name likely comes from the Choctaw word "isi-okhina" which means "deer creek," was a young Native American woman living in what…

Harrisburg Plantation was built by John Harris Jr. in the late 1700s after Harris bought the land using funds he had acquired as a soldier in the Revolutionary War. Harris soon became a notable figure in the upstate serving as a judge, doctor, and…

Rock-and-Roll was the international language of youth rebellion during the 1960s and 1970s. It united the youth of the counterculture like politics could not. Clemson’s Littlejohn Coliseum hosted a number of rock-and-roll bands, including the Allman…