The Charleston Time Machine

Posted By Bill Payer on May 17, 2022 | 0 comments

Charleston County Public Library

The Charleston Time Machine, produced by Charleston County Public Library Historian Nic Butler, is a real treasure for anyone interested in local history.

Charleston County Public Library

In the latest edition of Charleston Time Machine….”Robert Smalls became an American icon when he absconded from Charleston with the steamboat Planter in May 1862 to free his family and friends from the bonds of slavery. To better understand his early life, inquiring minds want to identify the location of Smalls’ urban residence in the years preceding his famous escape: was it a house or a stable or a loft, perhaps located near the waterfront? Today we’ll sift the evidence of Smalls’ decade in the Palmetto City and examine the clues that might point to a specific site.” To read more and to listen to this episode CLICK HERE.

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