In this first segment, Joanna Angle discusses the early history of Lower Richland, South Carolina.
The vast swampland, which originally stretched across much of the Southeastern United States, was slashed and burned beyond recognition, due to development. A piece of this swampland, known as the Congaree Swamp, still exists today, and is protected by the National Park System. Martha Bogle, the superintendent of the Congaree Swamp National Monument, joins to discuss the preservation of this historic “old growth” area. This park features a diverse array of plant and animal life, along with walking trails, canoeing, and fishing.