A Looming Mystery

A Looming Mystery (HMYBC)

Location: Clover, SC 29710 York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 8.591', W 81° 20.167'

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This large loom is 150-200 years old and presents a mystery: why was such valuable equipment abandoned in pieces at a stagecoach station?

We know that while some weavers kept shops, others traveled from farmstead to farmstead, setting up their looms to weave cloth from the thread each family had spun and dyed. Because it was not considered proper for females to travel alone, most traveling weavers were men. After finishing his work, a weaver received payment in bartered goods, dismantled his loom and moved on.

Perhaps this loom was deserted because the weaver died while traveling? We'll never know, but we're proud to have returned it to working order.
Placed BySouth Carolina State Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 19th, 2014 at 12:05pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 469382 N 3888973
Decimal Degrees35.14318333, -81.33611667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 8.591', W 81° 20.167'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 8' 35.46" N, 81° 20' 10.02" W
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Area Code(s)803, 864
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 Camp Cherokee Rd, Clover SC 29710, US
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