In 1865, the community of Cheraw unwillingly played host to General William T. Sherman’s Union troops. Miraculously, the town was unharmed. Today, the Cheraw State Park is South Carolina’s oldest state park, spanning over 7,360 acres. The land was purchased with the money accumulated by local school children during the Great Depression. Cheraw state park offers a wide array of outdoor recreational activities, including swimming, fishing, camping, and golfing. Cheraw is named after the Native American Indians who lived in the upper Pee Dee area. In 1750, the town became a prominent trading center, along with a ferry port. The town green was laid out in 1765, and some of Cheraw’s oldest, most prominent buildings, still stand today. Attorney and scuba diver Miller Ingram, Jr., discusses the history of Cheraw as a Pee Dee River trading post, along with his childhood.
- This indicator prompts students to inquire about the distribution of landforms, climates, and biomes around the world.
- This indicator prompts students to inquire about how geography influences economic activities around the world. Economic livelihoods may be expressed by agriculture (subsistence, commercial), industry, and services.
- This indicator was developed to promote inquiry into how wartime government activities, the Progressive Movement, and the New Deal represented an expansion of federal power, including attempts to protect citizens.
- This indicator was designed to encourage inquiry into the geographic and human factors that contributed to the development of South Carolina’s economic system. This indicator was also written to encourage inquiry into South Carolina’s distinct social and economic system as influenced by British Barbados.