A History of Kershaw County is a much anticipated comprehensive narrative describing a South Carolina community rooted in strong local traditions. From prehistoric to present times, the history spans Native American dwellers (including Cofitachiqui mound builders), through the county's major roles in the American Revolution and Civil War, to the innovations of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Joan and Glen Inabinet share insightful tales of the region's inhabitants through defining historical moments as well as transformative local changes. Kershaw County is home to some of South Carolina's most notable prehistoric sites as well as the state's oldest inland city, Camden. An important colonial milling and trading center, Camden was seized by the British under Lord Cornwallis during the American Revolution and fortified as their backcountry headquarters. Eight battles were fought within the modern boundaries of Kershaw County, including the battles of Camden and Hobkirk's Hill. The region developed its early local economy through plantation agriculture and was the birthplace of six Confederate generals as well as the home of Mary Boykin Chesnut, acclaimed diarist of the Civil War.In their descriptions of Kershaw County in modern times, the Inabinets chronicle how Camden's developed into a popular winter resort for wealthy northerners. The influx of new money coupled with local equestrian traditions led to an enthusiasm for polo and the creation of the Carolina Cup steeplechase. The completion of the Wateree Dam in 1919 gave the region a valuable source of electricity and a popular new recreational area in Lake Wateree. During World War II advances in aviation, communication, and industrialization paved the way for the building of the DuPont plant and the expansion of other industries now represented in the area.This first book-length history of Kershaw County illustrates how the region is steeped in a rich history of more than two centuries of struggles and accomplishments in which preserving lessons of the past holds equal sway with welcoming opportunities for the future.
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A relatively young city, Myrtle Beach has quickly earned an international reputation as a tourism mecca on the South Carolina coast
A relatively young city, Myrtle Beach has quickly earned an international reputation as a tourism mecca on the South Carolina coast.
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New in paperback Myrtle Beach A History, 1900–1980 Barbara F. Stokes Anyone interested in the social and political influence of tourism in the modern South should pay attention to this readable book. Barbara F. Stokes provides the first comprehensive history of th. . Stokes provides the first comprehensive history of the community’s quick rise to prominence as she maps the historical, economic, climatic, and cultural forces that shaped Myrtle Beach. The arrival of the railroad in 1902 began the transformation of Myrtle Beach from an isolated agricultural community into a summer beach resort.
Barbara F. Stokes provides the first. Myrtle Beach: A History, 1900-1980.
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The Myrtle Beach Boardwalk & Promenade, located in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, officially opened in May 2010 at a. Stokes (2007). Univ of South Carolina Press. p. 90. ISBN 978-1-57003-697-2.
National Geographic has ranked Myrtle Beach Boardwalk number three in the United States, while Travel and Leisure ranked the boardwalk number tw.
This book shows how a coastal farming region became an internationally renowned tourist destination. A relatively young city, Myrtle Beach has quickly earned an international reputation as a tourism mecca on the South Carolina coast.
A History, 1900-1980
A History, 1900-1980. By Barbara F. Stokes. University of South Carolina Press. A relatively young city, Myrtle Beach has earned an international reputation as a tourism mecca on the South Carolina coast.