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A ghostly Figure hanging in a churchyard…icy fingers that run up your neck…the Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp…. From the swamps of Kershaw County to an abandoned graveyard underneath South of the Border, the South Carolina Pee Dee is home to a rich heritage and a sometimes frightening past. In this volume, storyteller and author Tally Johnson investigates the truth behind the ghostly legends of counties that have seen revolution and war, tragedy and triumph. With an attention to history and a passion for the truth behind the legends, this fascinating glimpse into the Pee Dee’s past reveals that it is far stranger than anyone ever imagined.
About the Author
Tally Johnson is a graduate of both Southern Methodist College and Wofford College, completing degrees in history at both institutions. Following undergraduate work, he pursued an MA in history from Winthrop University. In addition to writing a column on Chester Country history for the Chester News & Reporter, Johnson works as a librarian at Great Falls Library. As part of his outreach to local schools and the surrounding area, he began telling stories of South Carolina ghosts. Ghosts of the South Carolina Pee Dee is Johnson’s third book with The History Press, and a geographic continuation of the stories held in Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry and Ghosts of the South Carolina Midlands.