Since he began writing articles for the Dillon Herald in 2003, Carley Wiggins has been telling the stories of Dillon County folks who made a difference but never made the headlines, such as James K. Braboy, the first Native American named Teacher of the Year in South Carolina, or Robert McRae, the area’s last taxi driver. Come along with Wiggins as he investigates the ruins of a long-forgotten resort on Reedy Creek and tromps off into the woods in search of the mysterious Bingham Light. Whether or not you remember Dillon’s short-lived semipro football team or ate at Hatch’s Lunch, Remembering Dillon County is full of true stories from the Pee Dee region that will inspire and entertain you.
|Publisher:||History Press, The|
|Product dimensions:||5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Carley Wiggins has published over 240 newspaper articles, most of which were published in the Dillon Herald. He is president of the Dillon County Historical Society, and a member of the Pee Dee Genealogical Society. He has worked for the same local business, Herald Office Systems, for 42 years. His name and his work are recognized and respected throughout Dillon County.
Table of Contents
The James K. Braboy Story 9 Dillon's Forgotten Sheriff, Clyde Sessions Bethea 33 Little Rock, a Dillon County Landmark 37 Reedy Creek Springs, a Once-Famous Resort 43 The Diary of John S. Murphy 49 David Greene, a True Survivor 55 The Wonder Boys 61 Bootleg Whiskey 65 Remembering the Dillon Redskins 69 Reverend Mingo McRae, a Life of Dedication 79 The Last Taxi Driver 85 Slim Mims-From the Cotton Mill to Hollywood 91 Mason Lee-Insane or Genius? 99 Hatch's Lunch 105 In Search of the Bingham Light 109
"Cross Roads" Henry Berry 119 The Alligator Hole 123 About the Author 127