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Here’s the latest Brian Hicks column (twelve so far) celebrating the 350 year history of Charleston. “The fire started in a horse saddler’s workshop at the corner of Broad and Church streets. Charles Town had dealt with fires before and certainly would again, but the blaze that started on the afternoon of Nov. 18, 1740, was unlike anything the colonists had ever seen.” READ THE ENTIRE POST & COURIER COLUMN HERE...

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This is the 11th installment of Post & Courier columnist Brian Hicks’ celebration of the 350th anniversary of Charleston’s founding. “John Williams started building his grand country home on the Ashley River in the late 1730s. The house, which would come to be called Middleton Place, was just upstream from land John Drayton Sr. had secured to build his own Drayton Hall — because it was clear he was not destined...

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In his latest coloumn on local history celebrating Charleston’s 350th birthday, the Post & Courier’s Brian Hicks explains how and why Charles Town locals dumped the Lords Proprietors and became a royal colony. “The rebellion had been simmering a long time. In the past decade, the Carolina colonists had grown increasingly disenchanted with life under control of the Lords Proprietors. And they had legitimate...

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CAROLINA DAY!


Posted By on Jun 26, 2020

Sunday, June 28 is Carolina Day? Not familiar with it? Check our Nic Butler of the Charleston Public Library and author of the podcast Charleston Time Machine. CLICK HERE

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In the latest of his series on local history, Post & Courier columnist Brian Hicks takes a look at piracy. “Charles Town had soured on pirates long before Blackbeard blockaded the city for ransom in June 1718. In years past, these colorful criminals had the run of the city and its taverns. Even after British officials ordered the colony to ban pirates, they were welcomed into port. Charles Town merchants had decided these...

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