Palmetto’s original breeding stock came from the pigeons Levi raised for the army. The plant gradually expanded to become America’s largest squab producer and the sole supplier of pigeons for use in medical and dietary research. Read the Entry »

After a debilitating expedition to Alvarado (March 30–April 6) the Palmettos marched through Jalapa to Puebla, where the army remained until departing for the Valley of Mexico on August 7. Read the Entry »

Along the Palmetto Trail users visit South Carolina’s forests, parks, historic sites, wildlife refuges, the State House, a military base, and a variety of private and corporate lands. Highlights of the trail include open vistas of the Intracoastal Waterway, Lake Moultrie, the Wateree River, and landscapes ranging from rolling farmlands to mountaintops. Read the Entry »

The first mention of a paper mill in South Carolina is found in the correspondence of Benjamin Waring of Columbia in 1806, when he wrote, “I suppose you have heard of my erecting a Papermill.” By 1809 the Waring enterprise was making and shipping printing papers and a lower-grade wrapping paper to various customers, at least partly through the firm of Waring and Hayne in Charleston. Read the Entry »

Pardo never reached the mines of Mexico, but his two expeditions—the last major Spanish military explorations of the interior of the Southeast—provide a valuable window to the peoples of these lands in the mid–sixteenth century. Read the Entry »

In addition to continuing her writing after returning to Manning, Parish became the children’s book reviewer for the “Carolina Today” television show on WIS-TV in Columbia. She also participated in teacher workshops and taught creative writing techniques to elementary-school children. Read the Entry »

Today Park Seed Company uses not just catalogs, but also the Internet to bring annual flowers, vegetables, perennial plants, bulbs, and gardening supplies to American gardeners. The company is known for being first with new varieties and for having one of the most extensive listings of flowers and vegetables of any retail gardening company in the United States. Read the Entry »

Attending to the “needs of the child,” the Parker School established health, aesthetic, vocational, general education, leisure, and environmental programs for both students and adults. Read the Entry »

On August 30 the patriot force took position in the thick woods of a swamp about forty yards from the road and within a mile of Parker’s Ferry. A few light horsemen were sent forward as decoys. As the British force approached in the late afternoon, a Tory sentry noticed a white cockade—the mark of Marion’s men—in a soldier’s cap in the woodline. Read the Entry »

The famous Marine Corps Recruit training base is surrounded by Port Royal harbor and the Beaufort and Broad Rivers, and includes Archer’s, Ballast, and Ribbon Creeks. Parris Island is a protected sea and animal wildlife refuge that lists structures on the Register of National Historic Sites. Read the Entry »