Stroll beside ink-black Swan Lake, dotted with waterfowl from all over the world. Wonder at the beauty of Iris Gardens, resplendent in blossoms of purple and yellow. Meet wildlife sculptor Grainger McKoy and visit a diverse group of landmarks, including a country church made of "rammed earth" and a grand opera house.

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

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Sumter, South Carolina, originally established as "Sumterville" in 1800, was named after the Revolutionary War hero, General Thomas Sumter, who earned the nick-name "Gamecock" during the war. This is...
Sumter, Part 3 - Bird Carving | Palmetto Places
Sumter, Part 3 - Bird Carving | Palmetto Places

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Grainger McKoy, a local Sumter artist, is known for his intricate wood carvings, inspired by his fascination and admiration of water fowl. McCoy describes his methods of making wood sculptures.