Does your neighborhood have a history?
I guess every place has a history of some sort, whether we can divine it or not. I recently found out our place in rural SC has a colorful past.
Known as the 'Dark Corner', the extreme NW corner of SC has a history of moonshiners. It was called the Dark Corner because the people up there were once accused of living in the Dark Ages due to their refusal to give up making moonshine. Evidently, there were a number of skirmishes with the revenuers and the locals, some even resulting in deaths. The revenuers would chop up the stills, and the locals would build new ones.
Of interest to us is all of the junk we have found on our 7 acres of woods. There is the remnant of a structure which looks like a small dock jutting out from the hillside. It seems too small for a barn, or even a shed, but it is about the right size for a still platform. That, and we've found gallon glass jugs all over the place, and we haven't even started digging yet! There are also a lot of old car parts scattered around. I'm a little afraid of what they'll find when they start excavating for our house!
What about the rest of you? Have any interesting stories to tell about your house, neighborhood, or city?