Yonges Island And St. Paul's Parish, Part 3 - Truck Farming And Tom Boozer | Palmetto Places

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After the Civil War, Yonges Island no longer had a captive labor force, and the local economy shifted to truck farming. Yonges Island, along with the nearby town of Meggett, became major shipping hubs, using boats and railroads to ship goods, such as cabbages, potatoes, and oysters.

The legacy of Yonges Island’s “watermen” is an inspiration for South Carolina folk artist Tom Boozer. Boozer joins to talk about duck hunting on Yonges Island, along with his inspirations for carving wooden duck decoys, and how he makes them.