In this segment, Joanna Angle discusses an incident involving the Pickens County Railroad. A spike laid on the track by a young man caused a train called “The Doodle” to derail, and the company went into a debt, which the company could not pay for fifteen years.
Since 1871, news of the incident, along with other events in Pickens County, has been reported by the newspaper company “The Pickens Sentinel.” The ‘Sentinel’ is the oldest running business in Pickens County.
A popular place to discuss news in Pickens County is a locally owned family restaurant known as “The Feed Room,” which features fascinating memorabilia. Owner and collector Harold McElhannon joins to discuss some of the memorabilia and artifacts on display at the restaurant.