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Dr. Henry Woodward and a New Archaeological site

A new archaeology site near Middleton Place is ‘ground zero’ for early English influence in S.C. SUMMERVILLE — Fresh digging a few miles north of Middleton Place has shed new light on one of the Carolinas’ earliest English settlements. Those

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The Many Wives of Henry Woodward by Suzannah Smith Miles

This was written by my friend, Suzannah Smith Miles for the Moultrie News in Mt. Pleasant. Tuesday, March 13, 2012 By Suzannah Smith Miles Talk about the right stuff. Dr. Henry Woodward was quite a man – and in more

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Early Carolina. John Locke, Henry Woodward, and sensual Native Americans

“What we can know with any confidence derives from the experience of the senses.” – John Locke (1632-1704) from “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” I am an artist, not a formal historian, philosopher, or genealogist. My take on the world

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Tall Ships! South Carolina’s Maritime History

Wynken, Blynken and Nod one night, sailed off in a wooden shoe…..sailed on a river of crystal light… into a sea of dew… As a child, one of my favorite books was a beautifully illustrated poem called Wynken Blynken and

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A Love Story of Rice and Dr. Henry Woodward

The following “Legend” was found in a little red book by E.C. McCants (Dr. Elliot Crayton McCants, PhD 1865-1953) called History Stories and Legends of South Carolina, 1927, The Southern Publishing Co. Dallas, Texas. The book was brought to me

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Charleston South Carolina, Food, Native American, Poetry, South Carolina History

John Locke, Henry Woodward and Edisto Island, South Carolina

Letters are among the most significant memorial a person can leave behind them. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Briefly, in the dreams of the early South Carolina colony, a perfect little island south of Charleston, was picked by the Lords Proprietors,

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Dr. Henry Woodward, and Edisto Island 1666

It’s not a dirt row-ud now. It’s what an Edisto islander once called one of those newly paved main roads. In dialect so distinctive of the sea islands, Point of Pines Road would have been called a “rock row-ud” once

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Welcome to my blog about the Lowcountry of South Carolina, a place proud with beauty, history and art. Sometimes we feel a call, to be, to go, to do. I was called to be an artist, and as an old midwife from Alabama said, “If the good Lord wants you to do something, you won’t have no good luck until you do it.”

So here I am writing about what I know, about the 'under glimmer' as the poet Basho, says, the way I have learned to see, to notice. I am inspired by, and talking about the history and art and culture of this place that has called me to herself. By the ancestors.

My background includes a degree in fine arts from a small private college in Florida, and before that, four years of all girls' boarding school in Asheville. I worked as a professional photographer, helped my children grow up, and now and I love seasoned things, good food, better conversation, beauty, my beloved and beautiful Italian Greyhound, Beau. Moved by the sacred places and stories of this beautiful historic land called the Lowcountry, I am here in spirit and I hope to infect you with my love of this place.

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