What do you know?
This week’s question for the Daniel Island Historical Society’s “What do you know?” history trivia contest was challenging. Thanks to all who participated! Unfortunately, we had no winners. Here is the question that appeared in the April 6 edition of The Daniel Island News, along with the correct answer:
Question: This business, which supported the truck farming industry on Daniel Island in the early 1900s, was located at the present day site of the Holy Cross Episcopal Church at the corner of Seven Farms and Daniel Island Drive. What was it?
Answer: A blacksmith shop. The workers from the truck farming industry would bring their tools, wheels and carts to the shop to be repaired. After the business closed, much of the excess metal was sold to a Japanese company in 1939. The building was dismantled and that wood was used to build the fence and gate at the entrance to Simmons Cemetery, which is located off the trail that connects the fields near Daniel Island Sales Center to Barfield Park today. Across the street from the blacksmith shop, approximately where Providence Baptist Church is now located, was a deep well pump. A narrow road about 20 feet wide separated the two sites.
THIS WEEK’S QUESTION:
Starting in 1905, there were three piers located along the Wando River and one on Bellinger Island. All were used to ship the produce from the truck farming industry off Daniel Island. Can you name the piers (hint: some of our streets today are named for them)?
Please email your answer to DIhistoryquiz@gmail.com by April 12, 2017 and include your first and last name.
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(Sources: “Daniel Island” by Michael K. Dahlman and Michael K. Dahlman Jr.)