Mike has moved into South Carolina, the Palmetto State. This episode brings you stories from the coast and the lowcountry. Learn how Vanna White went from small-town cheerleader to letter turning star. You'll also hear why it's called the Palmetto State and other tales from the state's early days. Francis Marion, the elusive Swamp Fox, may have saved the cause of independence during the revolution, and you'll hear the whole story. In 1858, the S.S. Central America sunk off the coast of South Carolina with millions of dollars of gold on board. It wasn't until 1988 that it was rediscovered. Find out how it sunk and what happened when it was found. You'll hear the story of Robert Smalls and how his daring escape from slavery led to a meeting with President Lincoln and eventually to a seat in the U.S. Congress. Finally the story of Mamie "Peanut" Johnson who was the only woman to have ever pitched in professional baseball. Music for this episode is by Saluda Shoals and was recorded live at Awendaw Green.
- American Anthology
- The Swamp Fox, The Mighty Peanut and The Greatest Treasure Ever Found
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