Expect some tall tales and colorful characters! Come to Oakley Park, where a young woman on horseback rallied 1,500 men under the "Red Shirt" banner. Visit the grave of dashing Preston Brooks, who canned a United States senator unconscious. Learn about the age-old tradition of Edgefield pottery and look in at Starview Farm, where wooly sheep yield lustrous yarns.

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Edgefield, Part 2 - Willowbrook | Palmetto Places
Edgefield, Part 2 - Willowbrook | Palmetto Places

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Willowbrook is the resting place of governors, diplomats, more than 150 Confederate soldiers, and Preston Brooks. Joanna Angle talks about an encounter Brooks had with Massachusetts senator Charles...
Edgefield, Part 5 - Yarn Making | Palmetto Places
Edgefield, Part 5 - Yarn Making | Palmetto Places

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At Starview Farm, Brian and Micki Getson combine wool, and farm-grown cotton to produce yarn, which is another one of Edgefield’s age-old arts. In an interview, Micki Getson discusses how yarn is made...