D. The Historic Landscape | Pee Dee Explorer

Learn about the economic growth and settlement of the counties in the Pee Dee area. 

Bennettsville, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places
Bennettsville, Part 1 - History | Palmetto Places

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Bennettsville was named for the state's newly elected governor, Thomas Bennett. The town was partially burned during the Civil War and was referred to as the "pretty little town" by Union Troops...
Tenant Farmers | Pee Dee Explorer
Tenant Farmers | Pee Dee Explorer

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Learn the history of African-American tenant farmers during the era of reconstruction as Karl McAlister, Francis Marion University Librarian, takes us on a tour of the two remaining hewn timber cabins...
Swamp Fox | Pee Dee Explorer
Swamp Fox | Pee Dee Explorer

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Francis Marion served in the American Revolutionary War. Known as the Swamp Fox, he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerrilla warfare due to his "surprise attack" strategies that often took...
West African Slaves | Pee Dee Explorer
West African Slaves | Pee Dee Explorer

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Find out how slaves were transported from West Africa to South Carolina. Also, discover the culture and language influences as Karl McAlister, Francis Marion University Librarian, takes us on a tour...