Conway | Palmetto Places

Slow down and stroll the Riverwalk. Meet Jennings Chestnut, maker of mandolins and other musical instruments. Learn about the days of timber and turpentine at the Horry County Museum. Hear how a feisty woman saved the town's trees.

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Conway
Episode 1

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Joanna Angle gives a brief overview on the history of Conway: Its founding, everyday life, and economic impacts.
Conway, Part 2
Episode 2

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Products such as timber, turpentine, tar, and pitch, became the leading industry in Conway. Horry County Museum curator Stuart Pabst discusses the timber and turpentine industry in Conway.
Conway, Part 3
Episode 3

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Conway was, and is, a river town. Today, the river’s beauty and history are part of the downtown revitalization effort. Downtown is considered the heart of Conway. Greg Martin discusses revitalizing...
Conway, Part 4
Episode 4

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Conway’s City Hall began life as Horry County’s second county courthouse. In 1823, the State of South Carolina appropriated $10,000 dollars for its construction. Russell Warren, a Georgetown builder...
Conway, Part 5
Episode 5

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The timepiece featured in this video is a symbol of Conway. Joanna Angle discusses the history of Conway’s “Farmer’s Day.” The accumulated fines acquired through mock-trials went to purchasing this...
Conway, Part 6
Episode 6

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One of Conway’s many fascinating shops is Jennings Chestnut’s shop, where he makes mandolins, and other musical instruments. Jennings discusses making instruments, and the inspirations behind his...
Conway, Part 7
Episode 7

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Conway’s oldest citizens are its large oak trees. Conway features over two hundred of them, and they are so cherished by the townspeople, that roads and side-walks meander around them. Joanna Angle...
Conway, Part 8
Episode 8

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Joanna Angle gives a brief overview on the history of Kingston Presbyterian Church.