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Lancaster, South Carolina
1950s - Present
Lancaster County Group - District # 51
Plyler constructed a Cabin in the 1950s as a business.
In essence a Mens Club for local friends to play cards,
gamble, for merry making and drinking away from home. The
Cabin was erected on a knoll surrounded by the vast woods
the Plyers owned. One could see the downtown court
house lights illumination at night in the distance. The
Cabin was concealed by the trees they liked the camouflage
of their anonymity Mens Club. The Cabin was created
out of blue granite stones from the Rion Quarry in Winnsboro,
the early AA individuals in Lancaster County met anywhere
from Hazels Half Way House on Arch Street (1950s).
Ellen Dean Hotel (1960s) and Jean McKees residence
(1970s). Dewitt Plyler and several others of the boys
obtain sobriety from the comfort of Alcoholics Anonymous.
Plyler and the boys were resolute to let the Plyler Cabin
out for AA meetings given that the 12-Step Program of AA
changed their lives around.
1980s the Lancaster Group started meeting in the Plyler
Cabin, thereafter the End of the Road group shared the Cabin
for meetings. Each group imperfect, wanting their separate
autonomy established meetings on alternated dates, times,
having dissimilar arrangements smoking/nonsmoking, tables
up/no tables etc. In winter weather on the chilly cement
flooring they had to build a fire in the fireplace for warmth
and summers they opened the door and windows for refreshment
from the sweltering heat.
and resentments over the new Lancaster Recovery Center curative
profit vs recovery, personalities and more, instigated the
break down of the Lancaster Group into a succeeding group.
The second group called itself the Integrity Group and moved
away from the Plyler Cabin to Lynnwood Drive where they
still are located. In spite of the whole lot, meetings unrelenting
continued in the Cabin. Lancaster Group had closed meetings,
End of the Road Group had open meetings. In 1985, a few
more from the Lancaster Group divided and relocated into
town as the Lancaster Downtown Group, meeting on Williams
Street first then White Street where they meet today. Thereafter
in 1992 the primary Lancaster Group departed the Cabin as
well and moved into the Connelly Building where they are
today on Williams Street.
all the transformations End of the Road Group stayed in
the Cabin. When Dewitt passed on, his spouse, Mattie, let
the Cabin out to AA End of the Road Group to this day 2002.
you say the Cabin now you mean AA at the End of the Road.
Welcome All Meetings Open & Smoking
AA Meetings with the End of the Road Group in the Plyler
1285 Old Charlotte Road, Lancaster, SC.
Monday - 6 pm, Wednesday - 8 pm (Big Book Study), Friday
- 8 pm, Saturday - 9:30 am & 8 pm, Sunday - 8:30 am,
Speaker Meeting the last Friday of every Month.
recorded by PaTrisha Rg.
© October 2002 Area 62 of Alcoholics Anonymous, K.I.T.