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Mary Simms Oliphant

January 8, 2016 - Posted in SC Hall of Fame by W. Sellers

Mary Simms Oliphant (1891-1988), granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms, wrote the South Carolina History textbook used in public schools. She was Director of the State Public Library Association and received the state of South Carolina’s highest honor—the Order of the Palmetto.

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