SC History

"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...

"K" is for Kershaw, Joseph Brevard

December 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"K" is for Kershaw, Joseph Brevard [1822-1894]. Soldier, Jurist. Kershaw, a native of Camden, was a member of the General Assembly and of the Secession Convention. In April 1861 he was a colonel of the Second South Carolina Regiment which played an active role in the...

"J" is for Jakes, John

December 26, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"J" is for Jakes, John [b. 1932]. Novelist. Born in Illinois, Jakes is a nationally known best-selling novelist and historian. For several decades, he maintained his primary residence on Hilton Head Island. After graduating from DePauw University, he spent a number of years...

Historic Marker Helps Uncover Military History Buried at Columbia Cemetery

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
An historic marker honoring the 371st Infantry now stands at Childs Cemetery in Columbia.

For those who love military history, the date September 28, now carries an additional significance. It’s the date Cpl. Freddie Stowers was killed in battle. Stowers was an Anderson County native and a member of the 371st Infantry Regiment, the first African-American unit to...

"A" is for Ashwood Plantation

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Ashwood Plantation.

"E" is for Ensore, Joshua Fulton

December 4, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for Ensore, Joshua Fulton.

"A" is for Adams, James Hopkins [1777-1858]

November 22, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Adams, James Hopkins [1777-1858]. Governor. Born in lower Richland County and educated at Yale, Adams was a successful cotton planter. He represented Richland County in both the South Carolina house and senate. In 1854, the General Assembly elected him governor...

"E" is for Enoree River

November 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for Enoree River. The Enoree River flows approximately seventy miles from its source in northern Greenville County to its confluence with the Broad River above Columbia. Its basin encompasses more than 730 square miles across South Carolina's Piedmont--the largest...

"D" is for Dixiecrats

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"D" is for Dixiecrats. Dixiecrats were a political party organized in 1948 by disgruntled white Southern Democrats dismayed over their declining influence within the national Democratic Party. The Dixiecrats, officially known as the States' Rights Democratic Party, were...

"A" is for Ashley River Road

November 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Ashley River Road. The Ashley River Road--one of the oldest roads in South Carolina--began as a Native American trading path, paralleling the Ashley River, and later served the colonists of the original Charles Town settlement. The Lords Proprietors authorized...

Caught on Camera: Ghosts of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point

October 30, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Tabitha Safdi
Photo of ghost

It’s no secret that Charleston is one of South Carolina’s most haunted cities. The SCETV production team decided to highlight a place with lots of claims of unexplained paranormal phenomena…the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point. The USS Yorktown has a long history dating back...

Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

October 24, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by Tabitha Safdi
Springs Mills Acousticot Bed

The Springs Cotton Mills "Springmaid" ad campaign was an attention getter. The Acousticot Bed was another one of those attention getting ad campaigns. The Acousticot is a 1950s bed with lots of "space age" features like a coffee maker, electric shaver, and TV.

"M" is for Manigault, Gabriel [1704-1781]

October 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"M" is for Manigault, Gabriel [1704-1781]. Merchant, legislator. Born in Charleston, Manigault rose from relatively modest origins to become the leading merchant and private banker in colonial South Carolina. He operated retail shops and also owed several trading vessels...

Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

October 17, 2017 - Posted in ETV Shorts by T. Safdi
Elloree Heritage Museum

The Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center is a 10,000 square foot building in downtown Elloree that features many artifacts and showcases the history of the town over many decades.

State Fair a S.C. Tradition for Nearly 150 Years

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
The South Carolina State Fair's midway rides at night.

The South Carolina State Fair has rolled around every fall since 1869. Begun on Columbia’s Elmwood Avenue as an agricultural exposition, historian Rodger Stroup and fair manager Gary Goodman say it has kept its agricultural and mechanical roots while expanding through the...

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