Tales from the South Carolina Upstate: Where the Cotton & Peaches Grow

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Far from the sweltering heat of South Carolina's storied Lowcountry—setting of author Nancy Rhyne's best-selling 2006 novel Edisto Island—lies the rugged Upstate region. It is a classic setting, replete with enchanted forests, natural waterfalls, mineral springs, fresh air, farm stands, caves, illicit stills and lakes that make fishing as much fun as catching. Sprinkled in the less mountainous zones are towers of inspiration, such as the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, Spartanburg's institutions of learning, Walhalla's cloggers and Gaffney's Peachoid. Using oral history excerpts compiled by the Depression-era Federal Writers' Project, Nancy Rhyne chronicles the natural and human history of this spectacular area.
ISBN: 9781596293458
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Images: 9
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.375 (h)
Nancy has written twenty books focusing on the myths and history of the South. She has been awarded first-place prizes for two of her books by a panel from the University of South Carolina College of Journalism. She has also been cited for her work to promote literacy by speaking at over seventy-five South Carolina schools. A longtime resident of Myrtle Beach, she now lives in Columbia, South Carolina.