Edisto: A Guide to Life on the Island

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Edisto Island has been an integral part of the South Carolina Lowcountry for centuries. For more than three hundred years, Edisto Island was the setting for marauding pirates, sea-island cotton plantations and indigo traders. Today, as one of the jewels of the Carolina coast, Edisto and its people lead a calmer life. With a small year-round population buttressed by a dedicated seasonal crowd, Edisto remains a beloved island community with a rich tradition and history. Edisto: A Guide to Life on the Island is a charming blend of Edisto history and useful local information. Full of details that will surprise even lifelong residents, this book captures the heart and spirit of the island. Author Cantey Wright provides readers with a wealth of insight and creates a deep appreciation for Edisto's history and tradition. More than a history book, this volume also serves as a guide to Edisto's uniquely enchanting lifestyle. Wright uses humor and a warm writing style to take his readers on a tour through the tidal creeks and oak-lined roads, stopping along the way to reveal the best way to catch crabs, fish and shrimp and the tastiest ways to prepare them.
ISBN: 9781596291553
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: History & Guide
Images: 32
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 4.875 (w) x 6.625 (h)
Cantey Wright lives in Columbia, South Carolina, and has been a longtime visitor to Edisto since he was a boy. He is also author of The Edisto Book: A Guide to Edisto Past & Present, which has been reprinted several times.
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