100 Years Ago
The remains of Mrs. J. Harleston Read now sleeps in the church yard of Prince George, Winyah. Mrs. Read was 38 years of age and leaves a grief stricken husband, seven children, one sister and two brothers. John Deas, one of Mrs. Read’s brothers, finding that he would not reach the city in time for the service, left his train at Poston, and took an automobile and came through the country, arriving at the church yard just in time to see his loved one before her body was laid to rest.
75 Years Ago
Landowners of the Santee River basin charged Monday at a hearing held in the court house that diversion of the waters of the Santee to the Cooper River was doing material damage to their property and to wildlife in the basin. Archibald Rutledge, state poet laureate who owns Hampton Plantation on the Santee, said, “About a week after the water had been diverted the tide went down about to 2 feet,” adding, “the water is so uncertain as to salinity that I’m afraid