Santee Cooper

Santee Cooper

1785 –


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  • Title Santee Cooper
  • Coverage 1785 –
  • Author
  • Keywords railroads virtually eliminated the need for the inland waterway, Thomas C. Williams, an engineer and steamboat operator, gained rights to rebuild the canal and reopen the area to inland navigation, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt gave the Public Service Authority approval to draw on funding from the Public Works Administration, making the Santee Cooper project (as it was quickly dubbed) the largest New Deal program in the Palmetto State, became the largest land-clearing project in United States history and created the largest single-lift lock in the world
  • Website Name South Carolina Encyclopedia
  • Publisher University of South Carolina, Institute for Southern Studies
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  • Access Date February 20, 2024
  • Original Published Date
  • Date of Last Update August 23, 2022
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