Remembering Florence: Tales from a Railroad Town

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For a town that once consisted of nothing more than a shed, a pine forest and a name, Florence, South Carolina, boasts a surprisingly rich history. From the ten foot bomb dropped on a Mars Bluff farm by apologetic Air Force pilots to a record-breaking seventeen-inch snowfall, this Pee Dee hub has seen plenty of extraordinary events and famous characters. Here, William Howard Taft enjoyed pine bark stew and Herbert Hoover visited Mikado Millie—a world champion cow known for her prolific milk-making. Longtime journalist Thom Anderson lovingly recalls these hometown tales collected over thirty years of writing columns for the Morning News.
ISBN: 9781596297227
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: American Chronicles
Images: 58
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Thom Anderson is a retired journalist who has 40 years experience with South Carolina newspapers, including a career as Managing Editor of the Florence Morning News. He co-authored Heroes of World War II from Florence County and has written several articles for Sandlapper: The Magazine of South Carolina.
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