E. The Agricultural Landscape

Agriculture is the mainstay of the Pee Dee region’s economic vitality. The history of agriculture in South Carolina is inseparable from that of slavery and plantation culture. 

Work Ethic
Work Ethic

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Pearl Fryar uses The Gates as an example of artwork that celebrates the experience and moment of the creative act. The viewer's opportunity to interact with and be inspired by the art work justifies...
Topiary Garden - Trees & Bushes
Topiary Garden - Trees & Bushes

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Pearl Fryar, a local gardener in Bishopville, South Carolina describes the kind of trees and bushes he grows in his topiary garden. Most common topiary plants are evergreen and have small, dense...
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...
Pearl Fryar's Philosophy
Pearl Fryar's Philosophy

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Pearl Fryar believes his skills as an artist continues to grow because others take time to acknowledge and encourage his efforts. The idea of making a difference in another person's life, and how...