While local people caught fish and gathered shellfish for their own tables, the only seafood products that could be shipped from the future “Seafood Capital” were salted mullet, clams, and diamondback terrapin. Read the Entry »

Most prominent among the archival collections of the museum is a school textbook collection of approximately seven thousand volumes, primarily those used by South Carolina students, dating back to 1789. Read the Entry »

By December 1752 Musgrove secured peace between the Creeks and the Cherokees. The South Carolina legislature failed to pay Musgrove the money Glen had promised but did award her two pieces of land in Colleton County. Read the Entry »

In South Carolina there were active Islamic Centers throughout the state by the start of the twenty-first century, with those in Columbia, York, and Greenville among the largest. In 2000 there were more than five thousand Muslims in the state, and the number continued to grow. Numerous converts to the faith came from within the population of the state’s Department of Corrections. Read the Entry »

In the late 1940s Myrtle Beach began a period of sustained growth as fun-seeking Americans discovered the South Carolina resort. Hurricane Hazel temporarily stalled the postwar boom in 1954, but the lower land prices that resulted created an opportunity to combine small holdings into commercial-sized parcels. Soon, national hotel and restaurant chains acquired properties in Myrtle Beach. Read the Entry »

Myrtle Beach AFB became part of Tactical Air Command, with F-100 Super Saber fighters and an estimated 3,500 military and civilian personnel. During the following two decades, aircraft from Myrtle Beach AFB saw extensive action in Indochina and other theaters. Read the Entry »

The original pavilion was a wooden structure that adjoined the Seaside Inn, Myrtle Beach’s first hotel, built in 1901. It was used principally for dances during the summer season. Read the Entry »