Chester | Palmetto Places

Moviemakers have found that this picturesque southern town makes a beautiful backdrop for Hollywood movies. Amble through the city on a hill, and hear excerpts from Mary Boykin Chestnut's diary. Later, meet stained glass artist David Oneppo. Visit two state parks and see the rare rocky shoals spider lilies.

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Chester
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Settled around 1750, when Pennsylvania farmers came searching for new grazing ground for cattle, the town of Chester still bears its Pennsylvanian and English roots. The area also served as a buffer...
Chester, Part 2
Episode 2

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Chester resident Lester Clark, caner of chairs and dispenser of wisdom, discusses how he got started making chairs, and shares a little bit about how he makes them.
Chester, Part 3
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St. Mark’s Episcopal Church was designed by Philadelphia architect Samuel Sloan, and it originally served as a church for Presbyterians. Joanna Angle discusses the history of this beautiful Chester...
Chester, Part 4
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Chester State Park features camp grounds, picnic areas, hiking trails, boat rentals, and a place to fish. Joanna Angle then details the history of Landsford Canal State Park. Designed by Robert Mills...