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Green Box Status :: Has been found.
The story of the Palmetto Park and Pond is wonderful place that needs to be remembered. A legendary music venue was once across the River in North Augusta, the entertainment and recreation site was for African-Americans during the age of segregation. There was a swimming area with slides as well as a two story dance hall with the capacity of 1000 people, barbecue pit and a stage for the artists. The Palmetto Park and Pond started with booking swing bands and grew into a thriving venue during the golden age of Big Band music. The experience was so incredible that even during the height of Jim Crow, whites and blacks came together through a mutual love of swing and big band music. Buses at the corner of what is now James Brown and Laney-Walker boulevards offered free rides to patrons on the Georgia side of the Savannah River. Advertisements in The Augusta Chronicle for those special appearances often noted that seating would be reserved for white spectators, too.
#1 Clue, Friday Nov. 25th :: A name that could invoke fear, brought joy.
A social club named "The Dragons" were responsible for initially booking the swing bands.
#2 Clue, Saturday Nov. 26th :: Near decay, around the corner and a step off the way.
A direct location clue. The exact location of the Palmetto Park and Pond are now private property, this box was found along the roadside beside a pile of rotting wood, single step from the pavement would access this box.
#3 Clue, Sunday Nov. 27th :: A time and a place where two would come together.
Finally, something very rare and special for the time happened: White people began to attend the concerts, were welcomed and, by all accounts, everyone got along just fine. Granted, seating was still segregated, but, at the height of Jim Crow, this clear example of the power of music to break down prejudices should be remembered.
#4 Clue, Monday Nov. 28th :: A beginning with an emphasis on those who are nominally weak or simply off.
The name "swing" derived from its emphasis on the off-beat, or nominally weaker beat. The Palmetto Park and Pond made its musical debut by booking swing bands.
#5 Clue, Tuesday Nov. 29th :: Grounds that went from holy to legendary.
In the 1920's the Palmetto Park and Pond was used for gatherings of black churches, but 1932 a black social club called The Dragons began booking swing bands there. That led barbecue restaurant owner Duke Lamback, a member of North Augusta's Old Storm Branch Baptist Church, and youthful local black show promoter Joe Minnick to bring in the truly big names. Artists that are said to have played at the venue include; Cab Calloway, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Earl Hines, King Joe Oliver, Dizzy Gillespie, "Queen of Swing" Edith Curry and her orchestra, Maxine Sullivan, Graham Jackson, Erskine Hawkins, Smiling Billy Seward, Blanche Calloway, Speed Webb and the Hollywood Blue Devils, Willie Bryant, Mitchell “Kid” Harris, Banjo Bernie, Hosea Sapp and his Swing Kings, Desmore and the Rhythm Kings, Al Cutter and his Twelve Knives Band, Zack Whyte, Floyd Ray with Joe Alexander ("Harlem's Bing Crosby") and Eddie Brown (“The World's Greatest Drumming Man”), Clarence Love Orchestra, Wilson's Swing Band, Clarence Moultrie, and Earl “Fatha” Hines, amongst many, many others on countless bills now lost to the ages.
(At Gerald Jones Auto Group) Bonus Clue :: Departure led to demise.
World War II led to the park's demise as young black men joined the service and left the area. By the 1950s, the Palmetto Park and Pond was a community of mobile homes.
From now to the end of this season you'll be able to visit any dealership of the Gerald Jones Auto Group for a bonus clue for each Green Box (that's one clue for the whole week). This clue will not be emailed, texted, on social or on our websites. In turn, the Auto Group will draw one a winner from this season to receive a new car! Learn about the details on the car here.
Also, if you want to learn more about the game or haven't signed up for the daily clue to be sent you, you may do so here. Also the Green Box will be not just hidden, but well disguised. Also, there is Facebook group for hunters that can be found here. Please, note that only the first clue of the week will be posted on our social media. Visit Windsor Fine Jewelers today at 2635 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30904 or call us at (706) 738-7777