Blacksburg, South Carolina
May 11, 2005
A statue of Jackson on horseback, entitled "Boy of the Waxhaws", was created by sculptress Anna Hyatt Huntington(of Brookgreen Gardens fame) and is located on the park grounds. Designed to resemble an 18th-century frontier blockhouse, the park's museum displays exhibits about the life of Andrew Jackson and everyday life in the South Carolina backcountry. There is also a replica of a one-room log schoolhouse, much like the one Jackson would have attended as a boy, which is surrounded by an herb garden and orchard. Other recreational activities at the park include camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, living history programs, and concerts. It is open daily from 9am to 9pm during the summer and from 8am to 6pm during the winter. Admission is $2/adult. For more information, go to www.southcarolinaparks.com.
From journal Battleground of Freedom, Part II