1876

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  • Richard W. Simpson is re-elected to the South Carolina State Legislature.
  • June 11: Heavy rains on Sunday, this date, wash out almost every bridge in Pickens County. Elihu Griffin's old mill house on Rice's Creek is carried away, as is the bridge there. The Pickens Sentinel reports on Thursday, June 22, 1876. ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 1, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, page 29.)
  • On Friday night, June 16, 1876, a Blue Ridge Railroad train bound from Belton to Anderson Court House, breaks through the trestle over Broadway Creek, killing all five on board, including Wilson, the engineer, and Sullivan, the mail agent. ("The Pickens Sentinel, Pickens Court House, South Carolina, 1872-1893, Historical and Genealogical Abstracts, Volume 1, compiled by Peggy Burton Rich and Marion Ard Whitehurst, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, Maryland, 1994, ISBN 1-55613-985-3, page 29.)

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