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historic sc documentaries

The Balmer Foundation, The Tyger River Foundation and White Elephant Enterprises have collaborated to create a series of documentary films celebrating historical landmarks in the County of Spartanburg.   The teams have made a variety of documentaries about Spartanburg including, The Duncan Park Ball Field, where the Phillies and Cleveland Indian farm teams played, the Carolina Theatre where Elvis performed and the Anderson Mill, which is featured below.   Watch all of the films here.


This 25 minute documentary is about the restoration of Spartanburg's historic Anderson's Mill. This water-powered gristmill on the North Tyger River near Fairmont in Spartanburg County, South Carolina was listed in the National Register in November, 1978.


Most of the mill structure and machinery were constructed in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, but the mill's original foundation goes back to the eighteenth century. In the film you will see the mill sits on the west bank of the river, with the 14 foot metal water wheel driven by water from a lock and canal.


Learn more at Tyger River Foundation:


co-Directed by
Robyn Hussa Farrell and Tim Farrell

Produced by

Robyn Hussa Farrell

Tim Farrell

Monty Mullen

White Elephant Enterprises


Executive Produced by
The Balmer Foundation

The Tyger River Foundation

White Elephant Enterprises


White Elephant was proud to work on this project with 5-time International Bluegrass Music Association's Banjo Player of the Year Kristin Scott Benson and her husband, renowned mandolin artist Wayne Benson.

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