Cover

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Title page, Copyright

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Contents

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p. v

Dedication

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p. vii

Preface

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pp. ix-x

Acknowledgments for the Commemorative Edition

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p. xi

Introduction to the Commemorative Edition

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pp. xiii-l

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Chapter 1

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pp. 1-19

On the map of lower South Carolina the Santee Reservoir, known as Lake Marion, shows as a large body of water stretching out long, acquisitive fingers into surrounding territory. From the fisherman's boat it...

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Chapter 2

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pp. 20-32

The sound of winter rain drip, dripping on the roof takes me back as if by magic to other nights of long ago when, as a child cosy and warm under the covers, I would wake to hear the other cold rains beating...

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Chapter 3

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pp. 33-47

Before the time of automobiles and improved roads, a country home like Belvidere was rather isolated. This meant that visitors were always welcome and that instead of spending a few days they...

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Chapter 4

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pp. 48-60

It is spring in the country that I seem to remember most vividly, but the fall and winter seasons likewise return to memory with a sharp sense of nostalgia. How fresh and lovely Belvidere looked, how clean and...

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Chapter 5

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pp. 61-71

Samuel DuBose, in his Reminiscences of St. Stephen's Parish, describes travel conditions in the decades which followed the Revolution:
In my boyhood, there was not a four-wheeled carriage...

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Chapter 6

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pp. 72-79

The greatest event of my girhood to date was the wedding at Lewisfield in November, 1908, of Elizabeth Stevens to Alexander Martin of Virginia. Liz was the first of all of us girls to be married...

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Chapter 7

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pp. 80-85

The Santee Jockey Club began its activities in 1791. On a course at Pineville, races were held for more than sixty years and drew large crowds, and until the beginning of the Confederate War...

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Chapter 8

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pp. 86-92

A canal had been cut from the Santee River to &. the Cooper as early as 1800, traversing 22 miles of the fertile plantation country of lower Carolina and providing portage for the rich yields of rice...

Appendix: Abridged Genealogical Table

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pp. 93-94