75 years, still one gear

  • Wednesday, April 2, 2014

James Spratt White, II with “Old Betsy.” PROVIDED

On July 19, Historic Rock Hill will kick off their “75th Year, Still One Gear” Tour to commemorate a historic ride from Rock Hill to the 1939 World's Fair in Flushing, N.Y. by 64-year-old businessman James Spratt White, II. White acted as the Chamber of Commerce's goodwill ambassador for Rock Hill, spreading the message that “Rock Hill is a Good Town” through 10 states and more than 800 miles. Seventy-five years later, his great-grandson, James Spratt White, V, will recreate the journey on a replica of his great-grandfathers trusty bike, “Old Betsy.” The journey, which begins July 19, will take two weeks, and will be documented via Facebook and a video blog.

For more information about this event, please visit the Historic Rock Hill Facebook page. You can also contact at 803-329-1020 or by emailing at info@historicrockhill.com.

Historic Rock Hill is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that aims to preserve and protect the historic resources of Rock Hill, S.C. and to enhance the livability of its historic areas.


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