Old Charleston Originals: From Celebrities to Scoundrels

Old Charleston Originals: From Celebrities to Scoundrels

by Margaret Middleton Rivers Eastman

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Overview

Old Charleston Originals by prolific local author Margaret Eastman revives stories from the Holy City's incredible past. Preserved within these pages are tales from the swashbuckling early settlers, tales of the exclusive events thrown by Jockey Club, and the rise and fall of the maritime empire of George Alfred Trenholm, considered the inspiration for the legendary blockade runner Rhett Butler. Discover what caused a near massacre in the state house, how two determined Charleston ladies stopped a bulldozer, why a plantation home to be floated down the Cooper River and many more stories from Charleston's past.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781609492526
Publisher: History Press, The
Publication date: 07/13/2011
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

A native Charlestonian, Margaret (Peg) M.R. Eastman was a professional guide at Winterthur Museum in Delaware. She coauthored Hidden History of Old Charleston and authored Remembering Old Charleston. She is a freelance writer for the Charleston Mercury and has lectured on Charleston architecture.

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