Green Box #3 is out! This week we've got a box for the fellas! Breitling is back with "Green" Endurance Pro timepiece that retails at $3300. He’s wanted a fine timepiece, now’s the opportunity to find one. Founded in 1884, each style of a Breitling Swiss watch, either men’s or women’s, is celebrated for its elegance, precision, quality, and durability. Breitling is inspired by aviation and many timepieces have features utilized by fighter pilots worldwide. Furthermore, Breitling has demonstrated its luxury and versatility by manufacturing lines of watches specifically for divers. Come by the store and try on a Breitling for a clue a day in advance.
This is the first time that we've had an Endurance Pro as part of our Green Box hunt, so here is little information regarding the timepiece. Designed to be both a lightweight watch for athletes and a casual, everyday sports chronograph, the Endurance Pro perfectly blends high precision & innovative technology with a vibrant & colorful design. The Endurance Pro features an ultra-light Breitlight® case, a robust material 3.3 times lighter than titanium and 5.8 times lighter than stainless steel. Non-magnetic, thermally stable and hypoallergenic, Breitlight® is highly resistant to scratches, traction and corrosion. It also has a touch that is warmer than metal and a slightly textured effect accentuating the originality of the design. Exclusive to Breitling, it is 100% Swiss-made.
Green Box Status :: Has been found.
Generations of Augustans enjoyed the cool, spring fed water of Getzen's Pond across the river in North Augusta. This was obviously before the time of air conditioners and it was said that Getzen's pond was ice cold compared to the warmer water of the river. Thousands of gallons would flow through pond every 24hrs. One could swim for a fee that said to be a dime or nickel and the popularity of the place was remarkable. It helped that a notable, local medical professional suggested that swimming was a wonderful way to get exercise. Privacy was important because at Getzen's one didn't wear a bathing suit, but of course this meant that only males were allowed to swim. Women later were able to get a single day, Wednesday afternoons, for their turn to enjoy the pond. Naked swimming was replaced by bathing suits and everyone enjoyed the local treasure. One would expect games, snacks, a diving board, boating, cabins around the pond, swimming lessons and even Red Cross lifesaving lessons with licensed life guards. If you haven't seen the video from Kirby's Augusta and the blog post from the City of Dust on Getzen's Pond - you need to take a look, both do a marvelous job at documenting the legendary swimming spot.
#1 Clue, Friday Nov. 11th :: Aided by the ability to recall those by name.
Miss Katie, daughter of Henry Getzen had an "unusual faculty of remembering names and faces, which enabled her to greet every one by name, and treat them as old acquaintances which endeared her to their hearts and made them feel welcome and appreciated." - Aiken Standard May 19, 1936
#2 Clue, Saturday Nov. 12th :: From utility to recreation.
Prior to becoming one of the areas most favorite swimming areas, Getzen's Pond originally served to power a mill of Robert Butler.
#3 Clue, Sunday Nov. 13th :: A little ways down and a step from one of two different ways to travel.
This Green Box was right at the edge of the North Augusta Greeneway, just down a little ways from the edge of Getzen's Pond that feeds into the River Club. There's a private drive along side the Greeneway that heads to the Clubhouse. Two ways to travel refers to the drive and the Greeneway.
#4 Clue, Monday Nov. 14th :: The tale of a mark by a politician.
According to the City of Dust, there is supposedly a beech tree beside the pond with the initials "H.C." carved in it. The initials are said to refer to Kentuckian Henry Clay, who we all know as a famous senator, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Secretary of State under John Quincy Adams, and bitter enemy of Andrew Jackson.
#5 Clue, Tuesday Nov. 15th :: A pass with a purchase.
Old newspaper accounts indicate Getzen's had become the area's biggest summer, child-care, activity center. Going there became so popular, for children and adults, that Augusta's J.B. White's advertised free Getzen's swimming passes if you purchased a bathing suit from the store. - Augusta Chronicle June 27, 2014.
(In-store) #6 Clue, Wednesday Nov. 16th :: From here I see the end of the path I'm on and the end of an era.
The Green Box was located right at the edge of the Greeneway, but off in the distance one can see the end of the Greeneway. This is near the the end of the Getzen's Pond there's a drain that goes under the Greeneway and it feeds the water features of the River Club golf course. The cost of the operations combined with the public's increasing access to public swimming pools gave reason for the closure of Getzen's Pond. The Green Box is along the Greeneway, not the private drive, because it is indeed a private drive.
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