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From its beginning as a German-speaking frontier settlement to a vibrant modern community of the twenty-first century, Lexington has exemplified the American spirit throughout its generations. This book, made up of articles originally published in the “Lexington Yesterday” column in the Lexington Chronicle and Dispatch News, celebrates all the communities that make up the unique character of Lexington. Follow Claudette Holliday, historian and seventh-generation descendant of one of Lexington’s first families, as she tells of Emily Geiger’s patriotic ride during the American Revolution, the notorious escapades of Bloody Bill Cunningham, Lexington’s murder “trial of the century” and other true tales from the area’s rich history.
About the Author
Claudette Holliday has written a weekly column called “Lexington Yesterday” for the Lexington County Chronicle & Dispatch since 1996. She has also authored two books on Lexington: A Pictorial History of Lexington County with Donning Press and Lexington Remembered, Volume 1 (self-published). She is the president of the Lexington Genealogical Society and serves as advisory board member for the Friends of the Lexington County Museum. In addition, she is the historian for the Granby chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution and is a member of the South Carolina Historical Society.