History

"O" is for Orr, James Lawrence [1822-1873]

February 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"O" is for Orr, James Lawrence [1822-1873]. Congressman. Governor. After serving in the General Assembly, Orr was elected to the U.S. Congress as a States-Rights Democrat and served five terms [1849-1859]. By sentiment a Unionist, he believed that the state’s interests...

"N" is for Nielsen, Barbara Stock [b. 1942]

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"N" is for Nielsen, Barbara Stock [b. 1942]. State Superintendent of Education. A native of Ohio, in 1984, Nielsen became the curriculum specialist and director of business-community partnerships for Beaufort County Schools. In 1990 she was elected state Superintendent of...

"M" is for Marion County

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"M" is for Marion County [489 square miles; population 35,466]. In 1800 Liberty County was renamed and reorganized as Marion District--named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. Located in northeastern South Carolina, the county is shaped like a knobby sweet potato,...

South Carolina Women and World War I

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Red Cross nurse with an American flag and the Red Cross symbol. (Artist: Howard Chandler Christie)

Dr. Amy McCandless, professor emerita of history at the College of Charleston, joins Dr. Edgar for a public Conversation on South Carolina History, World War I: S.C. Women during the War. The conversation took place at USC’s Capstone Conference Center, in Columbia, on...

"L" is for Lebby, Nathaniel H. [1816-1880]

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"L" is for Lebby, Nathaniel H. [1816-1880]. Inventor. In 1852 Lebby, an employee of the South Carolina Railroad, received a patent for a “water-raising apparatus”—a steam-driven pump frequently used in the Lowcountry’s rice fields. It was also used to deepen a channel in...

"H" is for Hover Scare

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"H" is for Hover Scare (1887). Hiram E. Hover (often mis-spelled in the press as “Hoover”) formed the Co-operative Workers of America (CWA) in North Carolina. The goal of the CWA was to promote major labor reforms and establish cooperative stores. In South Carolina, Hoover...

"H" is for Hootie and the Blowfish

January 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"H" is for Hootie and the Blowfish. Founded in 1986, Hootie and the Blowfish emerged as the most popular rock band on the USC college scene in the 1980s and early 1990s. Consisting of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Darius Rucker, lead guitarist Mark Bryan, drummer Jim...

"H" is for Hookworm

January 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"H" is for Hookworm. In the early 1900s Charles W. Stiles identified a worm, Necator americanis , as the source of an infection that plagued the American South. Nurtured in damp soil, hookworm caused severe anemia, stunted growth, and often mental retardation in victims...

"L" is for Lyles, Bissett, Carlisle & Wolff

January 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"L" is for Lyles, Bissett, Carlisle & Wolff. Founded in 1946 by William Gordon Lyles and known widely as LBC&W, the firm developed into the premier architectural, engineering and planning concern in South Carolina and the Southeast by the 1950s and remained so well...

"L" is for Lutherans

January 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"L" is for Lutherans. While Lutherans are the third largest Protestant denomination in the United States, their numbers have never been large in the South. In South Carolina, Lutherans make up less than two percent of the population, with highest concentrations in Newberry...

"B" is for Bennett, Thomas, Jr. [1781-1865]

January 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Bennett, Thomas, Jr. [1781-1865]. Governor. Beginning as his father’s partner, Bennett built a lucrative lumber and rice mill business in Charleston. A prominent lowcountry entrepreneur, he held business positions that included director of the South Carolina...

Journalist Robert Cox and the Newspaper That Published Dangerous Truths

January 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Robert Cox (with Maria Hinojosa, WGBH, Boston)

The Buenos Aires Herald ceased publication in July of 2017, almost 141 years after its founding. The paper became famous, however, only in the latter part of the 20th century, for exposing the forced disappearances of Argentinians during the 1976-83 military dictatorship...

"E" is for Edwards, William Augustus [1866-1939]

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for Edwards, William Augustus [1866-1939]. Architect. Edwards began his career in Virginia, but, moved back to South Carolina as a partner in the firm of Wilson and Edwards. Edwards was the lead partner in several other architectural firms in South Carolina and,...

"D" is for DeKalb, Johann [1712-1780]

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"D" is for DeKalb, Johann [1712-1780]. Soldier. Born in Bavaria, DeKalb rose to the rank of brigadier-general in the French Army and decided to seek his military fortune in America. He was contracted as a major-general in the Continental Army and, along with Lafayette,...

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932 as a wintering ground for migratory waterfowl. Located in Charleston County Cape Romain stretches 22 miles along the coast between Charleston and the Santee River...

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