There was a Dr. Levi Jones who lived at Zirconia; drove
a horse and buggy and walked all over this country. Dr.
Lindsey who lived at High Land, near Tigerville, SC
who drove horses and traveled day and night. Dr. Goelet
who lived in Saluda, had a drug store. He rode horses all
over the country. Then came Dr. Shankle, Dr. Cooksey and
Dr. Fauntleroy. Dr. Salley was the first one to use a car
then. Dr. Hooper also used a car. All these doctors would
go day and night for miles out in the country. Dr. Fauntleroy
is the only one of these doctors that is here now.
50 years ago Granny Ward looked after all the baby
cases around here. She would go for miles. She had a horse
she called Pigeon that she rode. She would go day and night.
She had a big rock in the yard and she would lead old "Pig"
up by the side of it, mount on her side saddle and away
she would go - it didn't get too cold, or snow or rain too
hard for Granny Ward. Her charge was $1.00.
Then there was Ibe Davis, the blacksmith, who pulled
teeth in Saluda; and Jimmie Davis, his brother, who also
pulled teeth. Jimmie Davis lived on a farm out in the Mountain
People used to bring little babies to our house and my
mother would lay the baby across her lap and pinch up the
skin a little, take a razor and cut a very small place and
take what she called a cuppin horne and suck one drop of
blood from the baby. Don't know what this is for. Then
there was a man who lived close to us, people would bring
babies for him to blow in their mouths.