Category: Economic History

All Aboard! Railroads in Beaufort District and beyond…

Local historian Gerhard Spieler wrote a weekly newspaper column in the Beaufort Gazette for many years. On August 12, 1997, he wrote "Railroads Once Were Vital to Beaufort's Economy" which is extensively quoted in Connections on 10 December 2017. Please read that blog post to get an overview of the history of railroading in Beaufort … Continue reading All Aboard! Railroads in Beaufort District and beyond…

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Rice Culture in the Carolina Lowcountry: A Selective List of Materials and Links

For South Carolinians rice is more than a delicious side dish. It is the building block of the everyday meal, a monument to Carolina agricultural history, and a way of life. Learn more ...

Phosphate Industry in Beaufort County, 1867 – 2005 : List of Materials & Links

The Beaufort District Collection, the special local history collection and archives of the Beaufort County Library, SC, recommends these materials and links about the history of phosphate mining in South Carolina and its long-term impact on the course of Southern industry after the Civil War. This list of selected materials and links was compiled by … Continue reading Phosphate Industry in Beaufort County, 1867 – 2005 : List of Materials & Links