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The Sandhills


Blanche Fowles Howard, my late mother, and her family are from Columbia, South Carolina.  Like many families down that way, they go way back.  My first cousin and her family live today in a home built by our ancestors, circa 1820.  This home, known as the "Sandhills," is pictured above, and was once the summer house to the main house known as the "The Raft."  The Raft was on the West Bank of the Congaree River, just north of confluence with the Wateree River, in Richland County, S.C.  The Raft was destroyed in the Civil War.

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The photo below is the area above in 1996.



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North Carolina Antique Map Gallery


Its Spring and

that means



John Lawson's Trek Through the Carolinas 

In 1709 



The News & Observer


An Op-Ed I recently wrote



Archibald D. Murphy

And the improvement of North Carolina in 1815


Penguins and Parrots in North Carolina?


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