Remembering Florence: Tales from a Railroad Town

Remembering Florence: Tales from a Railroad Town

by Thom Anderson
     
 

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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,

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781596297227
Publisher:
History Press, The
Publication date:
10/28/2009
Pages:
157
Sales rank:
1,154,265
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


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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