?It would be difficult to find an individual more qualified to document the history of the Old Pendleton District than Hurley E. Badders.? Rodger D. Stroup, Director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History Nestled in the Northeastern foothills of South Carolina, the Old Pendleton District holds many stories that span the entire scope of the Palmetto State's history. Made up of three present-day counties, Anderson, Pickens and Oconee, this area has been the setting to historical events that have not only shaped the area's past, but the entire state of South Carolina. Drawing on his impressive tenure as Executive Director of the Pendleton District Historical, Recreational and Tourism Commission, author Hurley E. Badders recounts a wide variety of backcountry history that brings to light a number of fascinating episodes in the Old Pendleton District's past. Badders tells the story of the Cherokee and their undeniable influence on the area through their folklore as well as the names they bestowed on rivers and hills. With his warm, casual style, Hurley reveals these stories and many more, taking readers on a journey through the generations in one of South Carolina's most vibrant areas.