Edisto Island: A Family Affair

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Great fortunes were once made on tiny Edisto Island, as nineteenth-century planters and their families farmed indigo and cotton. Although the ancient, oak-shaded path to Edisto is now a highway, the trees overhead remain draped with lush Spanish moss, luring travelers to another era. Proud of their preservation of the island, residents here strive tomaintain a lifestyle that is close to nature andremoved from the hustle and bustle of city life. This remarkable new photographic history features over 200 vintage images, many never before seen by the public. With photographs of the founding planters and their families, homes, landscapes and beach views, and intimate views of everyday life on Edisto plantations, this book gives us a glimpse of what the "island experience" was like through the years.
ISBN: 9780738517674
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: South Carolina
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Authors Amy Sadler Connor and Sheila Lane Beardsley of the Edisto Island Historic Pre servation Society have worked together to produce this exciting and lively voyage into the past of a quietly thriving seaside community. Residents and visitors alike will surely cherish this book of island memories for years to come.
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