Darlington gained notoriety in the 1890s as the site of the so-called “Dispensary War,” which reflected the unpopularity of the state dispensary system in the Pee Dee region. Read the Entry »

Despite its notable industrial sector, agriculture dominated the way of life in Darlington. The long agricultural tradition in the county gave rise to the development of numerous heritage-wildlife preserves, parks, and gardens. Read the Entry »

Darlington’s unique shape, coarse racing surface, and preferred racing line that runs dangerously close to the racetrack’s retaining wall make it one of the most challenging tracks on the circuit. Read the Entry »

Daufuskie Island planters raised indigo in the eighteenth century and Sea Island cotton during the antebellum period. After the Civil War, Daufuskie’s economy was based on cotton, lumber, and oysters. Read the Entry »

Davenport considered himself a teacher foremost and his writings as “an extension of the classroom,” the creative component of a searching mind. Read the Entry »

The Confederate torpedo boat David was a small, steam-driven, surface vessel armed with a pole-mounted explosive charge called a spar torpedo. Read the Entry »

An active member of the South Carolina Agricultural Society, Davie also assisted in negotiating the boundary dispute between North and South Carolina. Read the Entry »

Although he learned some of Walker’s repertoire, Davis crafted his own style and is considered to be a progenitor rather than a follower of the “Piedmont” blues sound that developed in the Southeast. Read the Entry »

Davis’s most significant public undertaking was his involvement in the campaign to establish a public lunatic asylum in Columbia. Read the Entry »

In collaboration with various visual artists, Dawes published in the following year Bruised Totem, a series of ekphrastic poems that respond to an exhibit from the Bareiss Family Collection of African Art. Read the Entry »