Grandma walking down memory lane

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This place is the Rock Springs Campground in Denver, NC. To the locals that attend annual events here, the place is just known as 'Camp Meeting'. That's my grandmother taking a stroll around the grounds ... the place that she met my grandfather.

This place has traces back to 1794 but was officially organized as the Rock Springs Campground in 1830. The buildings in the backgrounds are called 'tents'. One such tent was constructed by my great grandfather when he was a young man and the the tent reamains in the family today.

An excerpt from states, 'When the land that is now North Carolina was first being settled the population was spread out over a large area and churches were few and far between. Families and individuals throughout the area would travel to camp together and meet for worship and fellowship. These camp meetings developed into annual events and were held by the Presbyterians, Baptists, Reformed, Protestants and Methodists. Since those early days these camp meetings have all been discontinued except one, the celebrated Rock Spring Camp Meeting of the Methodists in east Lincoln County, North Carolina.'

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Comments (4)

david g Johnson on September 29, 2012

Gotcha'...on that Kevin.../...A nice heartwarming story...............Dj.

Patty Arsenault on September 29, 2012

A wonderful photo, Kevin. Great title, very nice history lesson. I really like this one!



David Brown Photogra… on October 2, 2012

Fascinating stuff Kevin I knew nothing of this.

I like to construction. Solid low down to keep the varmints out and gaps about to let the air in (and out).

Thank you for sharing this wonderful and personal image.


Kevin Childress on October 2, 2012

Hello, DJ, Patty, and Jethro. I'm glad you like the image and the story that goes along with it. There is a lot of local-family history wrapped up in this place. It really is a fascinating place to see.

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  • Uploaded on September 29, 2012
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    by Kevin Childress
    • Taken on 2012/09/28 16:14:36
    • Exposure: 0.010s (1/100)
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    • Exposure Bias: 1.00 EV
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