I’ve been remiss in my blogging lately. I’ve had a series of technical glitches (to be elaborated upon in a future post) and I’ve gotten completely wrapped up in my new endeavors. That means I’ve also missed one of our Lost Communities classes, so we’re up to Session Three. I’ve promised to post links to the class materials on this website, so here we go…
April 3 – Session 2: The French Connection: New Bordeaux, Purrysburg, and an Antebellum Academy
This session was conducted mostly by Scott Withrow. Scott went into the details of the French Huguenot settlement along the Savannah River. His information can be found at the following links:
Here are the embedded files from his presentation:
Here are his resources:
I only had a short portion of the class covering Jean-Pierre Purry and his town of Purrysburg. Here’s the link to my presentation. I didn’t have any other resources.
Here’s the embedded presentation:
April 10 – Session 3 Ghost Towns of the Santee-Cooper: Ferguson, Fort Motte, Lone Star, Sunken Plantations and Remnants of a Battlefield
This class was mostly my production. Scott started by talking about Eutawville and the plantations that had been along the Santee River before the lakes were built. Here are links to his presentation and the resources for the class.
Here are the embeds:
My section covered the three towns of Ferguson, Fort Motte, and Lone Star. However, I started with this image from my ghost town research:
These locations were taken from a variety of sources and represent a list of potential ghost towns. I’m not sure all will qualify as such, but my point was that there are LOTS of these in South Carolina. There was no way that we could get around to all of them in this course.
My presentation can be found at this link, and the embedded show is below:
Next week we move to the Broad River, and Scott covers most of the towns.