South Carolina Myths and Legends: The True Stories behind History's Mysteries

South Carolina Myths and Legends: The True Stories behind History's Mysteries

by Rachel Haynie

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Overview

South Carolina Myths and Legends: The True Stories behind History's Mysteries by Rachel Haynie

Part of our ever-popular Legends of America series, South Carolina Myths and Legends explores unusual phenomena, strange events, and mysteries in South Carolina's history. Each episode included in the book is a story unto itself, and the tone and style of the book is lively and easy to read for a general audience interested in South Carolina history.

Stories include tales told to Ferdinand de Soto in the 1540s about a secret source of gold that the Spaniards never found; the 1927 disappearance of a daring young aviator, Paul Redfern, who pioneered the first air route to South America; and the mysterious appearance of horses from a noble Spanish equestrian bloodline on the beaches of South Carolina.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493015719
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/01/2016
Series: Legends of America Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 1,232,960
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Rachel Haynie has written about international and domestic travel as well as people, places, homes and art in South Carolina for three decades. She is the author of seven books, and her feature and news articles have appeared in national, regional, and statewide magazines. She lives in Columbia, South Carolina.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction x

One Mine, Three Centuries 1

Redfern's Last Flight 13

Nature's Light Show 25

The Tunnel and the Railroad 33

Legendary White Lines 45

Carolina Silver in the South Pacific 58

South Carolina and Confederate Gold 69

Mars Bluff's Atomic Bomb 81

Civil War Graffiti 92

Hoofprints through History 101

Submerged Mysteries of the Ashley and Cooper Rivers 111

Secrets of the Hunley 123

Digging for Timelines 139

Lizard Man 148

White Root Doctor Behind Black Magic 159

Bibliography 171

Index 182

About the Author 192

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