Early Spring walk on the Swamp Rabbit Trail
In the first of three outings this week, I walked part of the Swamp Rabbit Trail in Greenville to visit a few targets related to the old railway.
On the way I passed by an entrance to the Governors School of the Arts and Humanities and the prominently placed statue of its founder Virginia Uldrick.
1920 Sanborn Fire Insurance map overlay from the Greenville GIS website:
Across the street from the old Greenville & Northern Railway office is Linky Stone Park, home to the Children's Garden.
The park is designed for children to learn about plants which gardens exploring a particular theme. There's the Five Senses Garden...
The Secret Garden, with murals from depicting characters and events from the classic book.
is available for free download from Project Gutenberg, and many other sources I'm sure.
The site is maintained by the City of Greenville and volunteers from the Greenville Master Gardeners Association. Linky Stone Park is named in honor of Allene "Linky" Stone...
Stone Manufacturing, to the city of Greenville that made the creation of this garden possible.
Next, I made my way north up the trail between Westfield St. and Hudson St. where an old wooden trestle is rotting away, a leftover from when railroads were still present on both sides of the Reedy River here.
Franklin D Roosevelt, whose body was brought back from Warm Springs, Georgia, where he died in April 1945, back to Washington D.C. then to Hyde Park, NY for burial. The funeral train stopped briefly at the Greenville Depot to change personnel before resuming its trek.
I took many more photos this trip than I could show here. All my photos are shared in an album on Flickr.
Next up is my third visit to Dupont State Forest this year.