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The Battle of Gettysburg: Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault, July 3, 1863 – James Walker On loan for a time from the Johnson Collection, The Battle of Gettysburg: Repulse of Longstreet’s Assault, July 3, 1863 will now not be checking out of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries’ permanent collection. On display since May 2016 in the Moseley Gallery at the Headquarters Library, the panoramic painting records the dramatic sweep, as well as particular details, of the longest-and bloodiest-engagement of the American Civil War. A gift from Susu and George Dean Johnson, Jr., it measures 20 feet in length and over seven feet in height. The monumental canvas was acquired by the Johnson Collection in 2004. In an effort to increase its visibility and maximize its teaching potential, the library leadership and Johnson family initiated a public-private partnership in 2016 which resulted in the work’s relocation from a corporate headquarters to the Moseley Gallery.
At its new-and now permanent-home, the painting is available to the Headquarters Library’s nearly 500,000 annual visitors. The Battle of Gettysburg was executed by James Walker, an English immigrant who earned accolades as a painter of battle scenes during the Mexican War, skills he later put to use making sketches of key Civil War conflicts. The resulting isometric map led to Walker’s commission to create a massive painting that details the battle’s particulars. Walker’s grand canvas captures the dramatic conclusion of the three-day battle, which marked a turning point in the war’s tide. Established in 2002, the Johnson Collection includes more than 1,200 works of fine art relating to the American South.
The collection’s newest book, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection was released in June by the University of South Carolina Press. The mission of the Spartanburg County Public Libraries is to create, connect, change.
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There is no more important position in our company than school bus driver. Great school bus drivers also have a pocket full of tissues for runny noses, a bushel full of smiles for kids who are having bad days and hold an undying commitment to the safe and secure travel of the most precious cargo in the world. Our school bus drivers are responsible for picking up and delivering several hundred children during a normal shift – on time and safely. Our school bus drivers also complete daily pre- and post-shift vehicle inspection activities to ensure a safe journey for our riders. Coordinating the movement of thousands of children on hundreds of buses to dozens of schools is a complex, challenging role that impacts entire communities.
A router works with drivers, dispatchers, location management and school district personnel to make sure that routes are properly maintained and developed. Our maintenance technician is charged with the important role of maintaining fleet vehicles that transport thousands of school children every day. Working closely with the shop manager, maintenance technicians perform a wide variety of duties – from light repairs to overhauls, with the goal of providing the safest journey to the school day. A broken down school bus can be a scary situation for children and parents alike; our technicians work hard to make sure that doesn’t happen. A First Student shop manager is responsible for building, training and leading a team of technicians that maintain, repair and overhaul school buses and school bus equipment.
The work of a safety manager strengthens our school bus drivers’ safety performance, which ultimately benefits each child we transport to and from school each day. An excellent location manager is a businessperson with the ability to understand operations and manage a P&L, a desire to serve and a real passion for leading people.
Special Events at the Historic Cottage
This facility is available for weddings, receptions and special events. PATIO FEATURES WITH AN OCEAN VIEWBeautiful Adobe bricks line the enclosed patio outside the Historic Cottage. GARDENSThe colorful gardens and variety of vegetation that we have inside and surrounding the Historic Cottage are abundant. Together, they help provide a beautiful backdrop for special photographs for any event as well as add to the overall beauty of the grounds. HISTORIC COTTAGE EVENT INFORMATION.
Availability: April-November *No events on holidays or holiday weekends. 00*A $500.00 deposit is due at the time of reserving your event. EVENT MONITORS: Included in your site fee are two monitors dedicated to your event; one park monitor for park resource protection, to oversee adherence of park rules and regulations and one maintenance staff person. AMENITY ACCESS: Permitees will have access to our catering kitchen, private restroom, dressing area, fireplace and several 20 amp electrical outlets distributed throughout the cottage among other accomodating property features. AS A PERMITTEE YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FOLLOWING. CATERING: You are free to choose your own caterer for your event.
ADDITIONAL LIGHTING: Bistro Lighting is hung in our main patio for your use. Flood Lights are available with a dimming effect if needed during and after the event. Additional lighting may be brought but is optional, up to your discretion and must have State Park approval.