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Knights To Nomads: Mt. Pisgah (Where We Came From)

Old draft of a post I started and never posted.

It’s important to know where you’re going.

It’s more important to not forget where you came from.

All of us end up Knights now. But we didn’t all start that way.

Some of us were Patriots.

Some of us never attended the middle school and went straight from our respective elementary schools straight to seventh grade at North Central. Straight to being a Knight.

I wonder what the new consolidated elementary school mascot will be?

A lot of us started out as Rams at Mt. Pisgah. I did.

This was posted by Miles Gardner on May 23, 2019:

In the early 1920’s, a rural high school was established at the western edge of the Mt. Pisgah community, bordering Buffalo. Before that, rural children had to come into Kershaw (and usually board there with relatives or friends) for the last (then) two years of school. Only a very few did so. The new school’s working name for some time was Carjolley, an amalgam of the surnames of its three trustees. Mt. Pisgah High School lasted until consolidation in 1979, but for most of its history its premier sport was basketball. Here is a team from c. 1936-37.

In 2024 Mt. Pisgah, still functioning as an elementary school, will be 100 years old.

I think that by that time the last Ram will have left those halls. It’s sad and we hate to see it go. But things move on.

Progress. You don’t have to like it, but you have to accept it sometimes.

Mt. Pisgah 2020 (Seegars)

Never forget where you came from and who you were. It makes you who you are.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads: Interlude

So we’re at a stall in the story. Nothing going on at all out on site this week. I have reached out to the Kershaw County School District to try and find out if I should get a picture of what it’s going to look like, or a peek at the plans. So today I strung together some of the old footage and included a short flyby of where were at today. Enjoy.

A lot of wind today and I think I have a warped propeller on the drone so that needs looking into.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Part 10: The Gym

This weeks video is short. We are coming to the end of the old structure and it has taken a little over ten weeks for the demolition. I wonder if we will see a new building by the end of summer 2021?

It would be great for the students to return to The Castle at the beginning of a new school year.

Either way, when they do start the new building I’m going to be their filming it go up.

That’s it. That’s the post.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads: Part 9

I was lucky to get video today because the higher I got the more wind warnings I received. But I went on because, let’s face it, I’m not that smart.

The demolition has continued on and they’re coming up into the locker rooms at the old gym. When the gym falls this week (I’m supposing it will happen this week) the original Castle will be gone.

I noticed that the old slab floors are being torn out. This means a whole new footprint. I would LOVE to see the plans for the new school!

Anyway, you didn’t come here to read my ramblings.

Here’s the vid.

(Sorry about the volume this week. It was a quick edit and forgot about the volume.)

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Part 7

I went out this morning intending to get a lot more of the site but, with the winds being what they are and my drone being so light, it wasn’t a good idea to fly too high.

In fact, I started getting warnings shortly after 100’ in altitude. So this video is just a bit different. Lower to the ground, but at least this time I was able to get you inside parts of the building.

There isn’t a lot to look at right now. They’re finishing up the demolition on the cafeteria and office end of the school and then, I suppose, they’ll move on to the band/gymnasium section.

It’s rough to watch a place I called home for six years (yes, I was only there six year Jr. and Sr. High) being torn down. I’d like to hear from some more folks from my generation about how this is hitting them. I graduated in β€˜86.

I can’t wait, however, to watch as this school rises from the ashes so to speak. I’m wondering if we’ll have a new layout. Will it be expanded to fit the needs of the students and faculty?

What’s the plan?

Seegars

I got nothin’.

Not a single, solitary thing to post tonight. Not really.

I got up this morning.

I went to work.

I came home and spent some time with the family. Had dinner.

I’m watching MacGyver with the wife right now. We’ve been binging it. Once you get over your love for the original MacGyver, it’s entertaining and worth watching.

Of course, it isn’t the original. Although the cameos by the original actors meeting their modern day (I feel old) replacements is a treat.

And I’m back to the grind in the morning. Don’t worry though, it’s only half a day. Short activities and more ride than work. Lots of time to listen to podcasts.

I’m hoping the weather clears for me to get out to NCHS and get my footage of the demolition.

So, it looks like I had something after all.

Seegars

Landsford Canal

We visited Landsford Canal State Park today. We haven’t been in years and as we didn’t get to visit Maggie Valley, NC this year and hike around there we at least got to hike in something familiar.

The trails here remind us of Alum Cave in Tennessee, in some parts. Same smells and sounds walking through the forest.

The Canal Trail is a little over three miles round trip and a really easy hike. Depending on if you climb on everything like my son, of course. He probably adds an easy mile to everywhere we go.

The Son

The Landsford Canal is a navigation channel that opened in 1823 with the purpose of bypassing rapids along the Catawba River to allow efficient freight transport and rapid travel between nearby communities and settlements along the rural frontiers of the era. It had five locks operating over a stretch of two miles with an elevation change overall of 32–34 feet. It was part of the inland navigation system from the ‘Up Country’ to Charleston, built systematically from 1819, and the navigations are today the centerpiece of Canal State Park. (From Wikipedia)

And that’s the daughter up there in the middle. Fifteen year olds, am I right?!

It’s fairly impressive, even in ruins, and there are so many photography opportunities. Just bring whatever camera you have and your eye (or both) and find your image.

The nearest town is Fort Lawn and I’m posting directions from there. But a quick internet search will give you directions from most anywhere.

She doesn’t like having her pic taken. BUT, there is a wife.

I won’t throw much more on this post as I think the experience should be saved for you.

Seegars

Knights To Nomads Pt. 4

I’m sitting here waiting on video to upload to YouTube.

There’s not a lot to show this week. The major part of the original building on the northern end of the school has been mostly torn down. That would be the area of the school bus port.

I didn’t think this would bother me much but I’m slowly watching a part of me die. I spent some terrifying but great times in that building. I remember how intimidating it was for me my first day there. And now, it’s gone.

Nothing lasts forever.

Seegars

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