Yearly Archives: 2013

A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina

 A History of Kershaw County, South Carolina by Joan A. Inabinet and L. Glen Inabinet  for the Kershaw County Historical Society.  Hardbound, with dust jacket, over 700 pages  of text, illustrations, and extensive index.  Published by the University of South

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Mendel L. Smith: Legislator & Judge

Society members October 20, 2013, learned details of the life of one District Five judge from another District Five judge, both of them Camden residents in different periods. Retired Judge Tommy Cooper informatively entertained with facts and anecdotes from his

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The Cleveland Fire: Remembering May 17, 1923

By Harvey S. Teal, this article originally appeared in the Chronicle-Independent on May 15, 2013, as “A Matter of Conscience: Remembering May 17, 1923.” In 1929, my family moved from Chesterfield County to a farm adjoining the farm of Donald

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Immortal 600 Names: Travels of a Document

By Harvey S. Teal, this article originally appeared in the Chronicle-Independent on March 29, 2013, as “Travels of a Historical Document .” On June 9, 2012 at a Civil War show in Columbia, S.C., I browsed along from one dealer

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Holly Hedge Tour & The Immortal 600

A sizeable group of Society members, umbrellas in hand but unaffected by overhead clouds, enjoyed a delightful tour of one of Camden’s lovely historic estate homes, Holly Hedge, on March 24, 2013. The members-only tour followed a public program the

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A Veteran Recalls World War II

Frequent focus on Kershaw County’s Revolutionary struggles against the British does not overshadow local interests in modern historical times–such as World War II, when America and Great Britain were allied in freedom’s cause. On February 24, 2013, the Society’s program’s

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