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The Dry Grass of August: Join the Conversation!

This year's thought-provoking One Book, One Columbia selection -- The Dry Grass of August by Anna Jean Mayhew -- brings up a lot of questions about race relations, gender roles, prejudice, civil rights in the South, family dynamics, and more.

Lugenia Hammond's crusade

The Second Tennesee and First Rhode Island regiments arrived in Columbia in early November 1898 before heading off to the Spanish American War. They were the first troops to be stationed at the new Camp Fornance located in the rural area north of Columbia.

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