What's in a name?Corinthian capitalSpring 1997
USCSNewsletter
UNIVERSITY SOUTH CAROLINIANA SOCIETY
FROM THE PRESIDENT'S PEN
Our new arrival needs a name
By HARVEY S. TEAL
Suggest a name for this brand new newsletter to win membership, a dinner and. . .


Society's annual meeting scheduled for May
The 61st annual meeting of the University South Caroliniana Society will be held on Saturday, May 17, 1997.


Wateree Junction, S.C. RailRoadWateree Junction, South Carolina Railroad, near Wedgefield, in Sumter County, S.C. Pictured: Harvey Teal, John Caylor, and Allen Stokes.

Experiencing history: a visit to a railroad "Stonehenge"

By HARVEY S. TEAL
On one of our occasional trips to an historic site, this past August I took my grandson, Brooks Boswell, to visit Wateree Junction. Located near Wedgefield and the long-abandoned town of Manchester, the site sits at the point where the Wilmington & Manchester Railroad joins the Camden branch of the old South Carolina Railroad line. A few days later I described in some detail this trip to two Camden friends of mine, John Caylor and Colonel Frank Babbitt, Jr. John is president of the Kershaw County Historical Society and Frank is past president, an indication that both are keenly interested in history. Without much persuasion they recruited me to be their tour guide for another visit to the site. I knew Allen Stokes enjoyed opportunities to see historic sites for which the South Caroliniana Library had records and when told of the trip, he quickly agreed to join our "safari".

The railroad "Stonehenge" continues



The Immortal Four University Archives
Archives works to preserve university's history
By ELIZABETH CASSIDY


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View 1 mystery roomCollections
Visual images -- sometimes a mystery
By BETH BILDERBACK


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River Baptism, Colleton CountyCollections
River Baptism, Colleton County, S.C.
Photo by BEULAH GLOVER


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