They organized the thousand-acre agricultural tract into broad curves with axial streets and boulevards, planting hundreds of closely spaced trees to transform open fields into sheltered grounds. Read the Entry »

The years that followed the War of 1812 saw South Carolina’s greatest experiment with a statewide, state-funded, and state-operated system of internal improvements. Read the Entry »

Powered by electricity rather than steam, interurbans facilitated commuter traffic in South Carolina’s upcountry and nationally until the coming of the automobile. Read the Entry »

The South Carolina portion of the waterway extends for 203 miles and is dredged to an average depth of between nine and eleven feet. While recreational users of the Intracoastal Waterway abound, the route also carries a substantial amount of commercial cargo traffic. Read the Entry »

In the late 1920s the South Carolina Natural Resources Commission began a public relations campaign to advertise the high iodine levels found in fruits and vegetables grown in the state. Even South Carolina milk was promoted as containing extraordinarily high levels of iodine. Read the Entry »

A farmer himself, Ioor embodied in Woodville the values of Jeffersonian Democrats: a preference for rural over urban pleasures, a commitment to hard work and financial autonomy, honesty, piety, and a refusal to relinquish his land—in this case, to the rich and scurrilous Lord Fanfare. Read the Entry »

The immediate goal of the organization was to “to provide annual financial support to the athletic department at Clemson and to assist in every way possible to regain for Clemson the high athletic standing which rightfully belongs to her.” Read the Entry »

Returned in 1888 and 1890, Irby was unanimously elected Speaker of the House in 1890. During this time, Irby and others persuaded Benjamin Tillman to come out of his self-imposed retirement and lead the reform movement initiated by the Farmers’ Alliance as a challenge to conservative control of the Democratic Party. Read the Entry »

Every prominent Irish national movement had a South Carolina branch, and future Irish president Eamon De Valera recognized this tradition when he visited Charleston and Columbia in 1920 to speak to supporters of the Irish War of Independence. Read the Entry »

The Lake Murray Dam project of the late 1920s brought more than four thousand workmen, creating an unexpected economic boom. It also transformed the region into a recreational mecca for fisherman, water sports enthusiasts, and others mesmerized by the beauty of an enormous, man-made lake covering nearly eighty square miles. Read the Entry »