Wicked Columbia: Vice and Villainy in the Capital

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Touted as one of America's most livable cities, Columbia has a history of independence and triumph. But that history also has a darker side, one that isn't told quite as often. The capital city's past is filled with salacious tales of debauchery, including a notorious pickpocket bold enough to victimize a mayor and a tradition of dueling that ruined lives over petty insults. From triple hangings at Potter's Field to the lure of ladies of the evening, Columbia has a history as famously hot as its weather. Join author and historian Alexia Helsley as she examines the devilish details of Soda Town.
ISBN: 9781609498504
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Wicked
Images: 61
Pages: 144
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Alexia Helsley has served thirty-three years with the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, and also as Director of Public Programs. She manages a genealogical and historical consulting business and has published a number of books on North and South Carolina.
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