Legendary Locals of Hilton Head, South Carolina

Legendary Locals of Hilton Head, South Carolina

by Barbara Muller for the Heritage Library Foundation


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Before the Europeans came, Amerindians celebrated on Hilton Head Island with seasonal oyster feasts. Later, planters made fortunes here with Sea Island cotton. But the island came alive to the guns of the Union in 1861 and, for seven years, was host to the troops who helped former slaves even before the Emancipation Proclamation made freedom official. The forces left, and the island slept. In the pages of this book are some of the people who kept the Gullah sea island culture alive, a self-sustaining culture of mutual help and integrity, living off the sea and the land. This volume also includes some of the people who set a standard for development and made the island what it is today, unique visionaries who had a fierce devotion to preservation of the island’s natural beauty, its flora, and its fauna.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781467100465
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 10/28/2013
Series: Legendary Locals Series
Pages: 127
Sales rank: 1,166,149
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Barbara Muller, formerly Barbara Warren, fell in love not only with the island but with one of its residents and became a permanent resident herself. A frequent writer on historical subjects, she is now president of the Heritage Library Foundation of Hilton Head, a historical and genealogical resource center.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 6

Introduction 7

Chapter 1 In the Beginning 9

Chapter 2 The Start of Settlement 15

Chapter 3 Prospering Settlers 19

Chapter 4 The Civil War 25

Chapter 5 The Long Quiet 37

Chapter 6 Bringing the Necessities 47

Chapter 7 A Philosophy of Development 65

Chapter 8 Building the Good Life 77

Chapter 9 Giving Back 111

Bibliography 125

Index 126

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