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Hidden History of Greenville County

By Alexia Jones Helsley

Historically, Greenville County owes much to its natural advantages of scenery, location and abundant water, but it has also benefited from its colorful characters, such as Richard Pearis, Vardry McBee, Richard Furman and the Earle family. Hidden History of Greenville County details the personalities, places and events that have given Greenville its progressive, diverse environment. Join archivist and history professor Alexia Helsley as she explores some of these individuals and their contributions, as well as little-known events in the area and the ever-fascinating 'Dark Corner.' From mansions to murders, learn things about Greenville County history that you've never encountered before.

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2009

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Format: Book
Author: Helsley, Alexia Jones
Summary: Have you ever heard about the person for whom Paris Mountain was named? The man who bought the town of Pleasantburg? The time when Greenville was the "capital" of South Carolina? Historically, Greenville County owes much to its natural advantage of scenery, location and abundant water, but it has also benefited from its colorful characters, such as Richard Pearis, Vardry McBee, Richard Furman and the Earle family. Hidden History of Greenville County details the personalities, places, and events that have given Greenville its progressive, diverse environment. Join archivist and history professor Alexia Helsley as she explores some of these individuals and their contributors, as well as little-known events in the area and the ever-fascinating "Dark Corner". From mansions to murders, learn things about Greenville County history that you've never encountered before. - Back cover.
Title: Hidden history of Greenville County / Alexia Jones Helsley.
Publisher Date: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2009.
Subject: Greenville County (S.C.) -- History
Isbn: 9781596297791 1596297794
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Format: Book
Author: Helsley, Alexia Jones
Summary: Have you ever heard about the person for whom Paris Mountain was named? The man who bought the town of Pleasantburg? The time when Greenville was the "capital" of South Carolina? Historically, Greenville County owes much to its natural advantage of scenery, location and abundant water, but it has also benefited from its colorful characters, such as Richard Pearis, Vardry McBee, Richard Furman and the Earle family. Hidden History of Greenville County details the personalities, places, and events that have given Greenville its progressive, diverse environment. Join archivist and history professor Alexia Helsley as she explores some of these individuals and their contributors, as well as little-known events in the area and the ever-fascinating "Dark Corner". From mansions to murders, learn things about Greenville County history that you've never encountered before. - Back cover.
Title: Hidden history of Greenville County / Alexia Jones Helsley.
Publisher, Date: Charleston, SC : History Press, 2009.
Description: 128 p. : ill., photographs ; 23 cm.
Subjects: Greenville County (S.C.) -- History
Notes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents: Introduction: A gem in the land of the sky -- The law on the Reedy (Richard Pearis) -- The Battle of Great Cane Brake (Snow Campaign of 1775) -- Town for sale (Lemuel Alston and Vardry McBee) -- Of mansions and boarding houses (tourism) -- Murder: all in the family (William Lowndes Yancey and Thomas Edwin Ware) -- Capital, Greenville -- Over there, over here, Camp Sevier -- The fabled dark corner -- Epilogue: Progressive Greenville: the real new south.
LCCN: 2009030571
ISBN: 9781596297791
ISBN: 1596297794
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Call Number: LH HISTORY County Greenville Hel