Columbia, South Carolina: A History

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Columbia sits on hills overlooking the Congaree, Saluda and Broad Rivers. The name evokes sanctuary and the American spirit. Its central location in the state makes it the meeting place of the Upstate and the Lowcountry. The all-American city sprang from wilderness, frame buildings and unpaved streets and valiantly responded to the challenges of change. The city was created by the legislature to be the capital and reflects the "ambitions and fortunes" of South Carolina. Columbia is a diverse city that serves as an educational incubator, a magnet for immigrants, a military center and a place to celebrate the arts. Follow author Alexia Jones Helsley as she weaves together the strands of Columbia's long and eventful past.
ISBN: 9781626198159
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: South Carolina
Series: Brief History
Images: 76
Pages: 176
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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