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July 4th Celebration at Patriot’s Park
Activities Begin at 5 p.m.

Lots of GREAT Food5 p.m.  Muny Band, Crazy Olympics,
& Bingo
6 p.m.  Christmas in July Drop
6:30 p.m.  Starship Galactica Dance Show7:15 p.m. Soul Circus Band

Dusk:  Spectacular Fireworks


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Present day Greenville

The Greenville and Northern Railway during the 1890s which was changed over into the Swamp Rabbit Trail in 2010.
In December 1860 Greenville upheld a show to discuss the issue of severance for South Carolina. The Greenville District sent James Furman, William K. Easley, Perry E. Duncan, William H. Campbell, and James P. Harrison as representatives for the show. On December 20, 1860, the South Carolina state show, alongside the Greenville designation, casted a ballot to withdraw from the Union. Greenville County gave more than 2,000 warriors to the Confederate States Army.
The town provided nourishment, dress, and guns to the Confederacy. Greenville saw no activity from the war until 1865 when Union soldiers got through the town searching for President Jefferson Davis of the Confederacy who had fled south from Richmond, Virginia. In June 1865 Andrew Johnson delegated Greenville County local Benjamin Franklin Perry as Governor of South Carolina.


In February 1869, Greenville’s town sanction was corrected by the S. C. General Assembly setting up Greenville, the town, as a city. Development blasted during the 1870s, for example, the foundation of a scaffold over the Reedy River, new plants on the stream and new railways. The Greenville News was set up in 1874 as Greenville’s first day by day paper.
Southern Bell introduced the primary phone lines in the city. The most significant foundation that went to the city were cotton plants. Noticeable cotton factory organizations worked close to Greenville making it a cotton plant town. By 1915 Greenville got known as the “Material Center of the South.” From 1915 to 2004, the city facilitated a significant material assembling exchange reasonable, the Southern Textile Exposition.

After World War 1

During World War I, Greenville filled in as a preparation camp community for Army initiates. After World War I business movement extended with new cinemas and retail chains. The Mansion House was annihilated and supplanted with the Poinsett Hotel in 1925. The Great Depression hurt the economy of Greenville driving factories to lay off specialists.
Furman University and the Greenville Women’s College likewise battled in the devastating economy constraining them to converge in 1933. The Textile Workers Strike of 1934 created such a scene in the city and encompassing factory towns that the National Guard needed to repress the tumult. The New Deal set up Sirrine Stadium and another Greenville High School. The Greenville Army Air Base was set up in 1942 during World War II adding to the further development of Greenville.

Willie Earle

On February 16, 1947, Willie Earle, a Black man blamed for wounding a taxi driver, was taken from his prison cell by a horde of for the most part cabbies and killed. Thirty-one white men were together pursued for the wrongdoing; the majority of the blamed marked admissions, a large number of them naming Roosevelt Carlos Hurd as the lynch horde pioneer and the individual who at last slaughtered Earle with the shotgun. On 21 May 1947, a jury of 12 white men returned decisions of not blameworthy for each respondent.

After World War II

Greenville’s economy flooded with the foundation of new midtown stores and the development of as far as possible. Furman University multiplied its understudy populace and moved to another area. Advanced education offices, for example, Bob Jones University in 1947 and Greenville Technical College in 1962 were set up in Greenville. The Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport was set up in close by Greer in 1962.
The economy of Greenville at long last disappeared during the 1970s leaving a void in downtown Greenville because of the trip of numerous retailers including seo liverpool. City hall leader Max Heller rejuvenated downtown Greenville by building up the Greenville County Museum of Art and the Hughes Main Library. Central avenue was then changed over into a two-path street fixed with trees and walkways.