Remembering Columbia, South Carolina: Capital City Chronicles

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Columbia, South Carolina—the capital of the Palmetto State for more than 200 years—has earned a well-deserved reputation as a history-rich Southern city. Columbia has been the site of a vast array of momentous events, and those well-documented episodes in the city's past have solidified its important historical role in the state, the South, and the country. Columbia's vibrant past, however, features much more than these well-documented events. The city's history is brimming with a fascinating cast of characters whose various exploits have helped to shape and enrich the colorful story of Columbia. Remembering Columbia, South Carolina: Capital City Chronicles, by Columbia resident and history professor Miles Richards, is a collection of historical vignettes that reveals the intriguing—but lesser known—characters and events in the city's twentieth-century history. From South Carolina Penitentiary escapees who rode a stinking trash heap to their freedom, to a pair of amorous bootleggers, to a raucous crowd gathered to greet Rudy Vallee at the train station on Gervais Street, this collection will delight Capital City residents and visitors alike.
ISBN: 9781596291126
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 75
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Miles Richards is a Columbia resident and professor at Midlands Technical College. He has published a number of articles in academic journals, and dozens of general-interest history pieces for the Columbia Star. This is his first book.
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