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Walking In the Past Lane

Another season of the Walking In the Past Lane series begins on September 5 at 6:00. The opening program this year will be Wicked Columbia with South Carolina historian and author, Alexia Helsley. Future lectures will be include the history of Rocky Branch Creek and the history of the Columbia Confederate Home. Join us every first Thursday, September through April, in the Walker Local and Family History Center on the third floor of the Main Library.


Amazon Says: Touted as one of America's most livable cities, Columbia has a history of independence and triumph. But that history also has a darker side, one that isn't told quite as often more...
Amazon Says: Touted as one of America's most livable cities, Columbia has a history of independence and triumph. But that history also has a darker side, one that isn't told quite as often. The capital city s past is filled with salacious tales of debauchery, including a notorious pickpocket bold enough to victimize a mayor and a tradition of dueling that ruined lives over petty insults. From triple hangings at Potter's Field to the lure of ladies of the evening, Columbia has a history as famously hot as its weather. Join author and historian Alexia Helsley as she examines the devilish details of Soda Town. Other books about Columbia, South Carolina from The History Press include:Columbia Food ♦ Lost Columbia ♦ Columbia Civil War Landmarks ♦ Remembering Columbia, South Carolina ♦ Forgotten Tales of South Carolina ♦ less...
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Amazon Says: Take a journey through the long and exciting history of North Carolina grapes and vines. The state's native grapes grew with a wild abandon that uniformly impressed early expl more...
Amazon Says: Take a journey through the long and exciting history of North Carolina grapes and vines. The state's native grapes grew with a wild abandon that uniformly impressed early explorers. Wine production, however, is another story one with peaks and valleys and switchbacks. Helsley recounts a tale of promise that was long unfulfilled, of disappointments and success and of competing visions and grapes. These pages speak to those intrigued by the romance of the native muscadines, appreciative of the complex varieties of North Carolina wine and fascinated by the enduring drama of human beings and their dreams. In the Old North State, the highly acclaimed vineyards of today have deep roots in the state's past. less...
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Amazon Says: Rising from the banks of the Congaree River, Columbia is the center of South Carolina, in reality and in spirit. This volume traces the twists and turns of the city's history, more...
Amazon Says: Rising from the banks of the Congaree River, Columbia is the center of South Carolina, in reality and in spirit. This volume traces the twists and turns of the city's history, from its creation by the General Assembly in 1786 through the dark days of secession and Civil War to the New South boosterism of the early twentieth century. Using rare and unfamiliar images, archivist and educator Alexia Jones Helsley reveals the lost history of South Carolina's capital, writ large on the city s ever-changing face. less...
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Hidden History of Greenville County by Alexia Jones Helsley
Amazon Says: 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 Ri more...
Amazon Says: 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. less...
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