Month: March 2019

Olympia Mills, Columbia, SC

Major Hall sat by the window in the school house and stared out into the world beyond.  The teacher droned on and on as he dreamed of something else, something that was more “hands-on”.  The 9-year-old was physically present in that clapboard schoolhouse, but his heart was in the mill with its whirling spindles and …

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Peter Francisco

On March 15, 1781 one man, Peter Francisco, was a force of nature on the battlefield at Guilford Courthouse. Despite being wounded in Greensboro, NC he continued fighting all the way to the end of the Revolutionary war.  Standing 6’06” and weighing an estimated 260 lbs., Francisco towered a full foot above his contemporaries.  He …

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