Mars Bluff As I Remember It

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Mars Bluff As I Remember It

A memoir about families in the Mars Bluff region of South Carolina

Authored by Mrs. Amelia Mellichamp Wallace
Authored with Mr. Joseph Wilds Sallenger
Cover design or artwork by Dr. Donna Hammond Goodman
Edition: 1

Born in 1900 and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Amelia Mellichamp's family would journey by train to spend summers with relatives in rural Mars Bluff, South Carolina. After World War One she married Walter Gregg Wallace, a childhood friend returned from France, and raised a family as a farmer's wife.

In these pages, Amelia recalls some of the people and the places around the Mars Bluff community, giving us a glimpse into how lives were lived -- lives steeped in history while coming to grips with changes that gradually ended the era of horse and buggy travel down ageless farm roads between distant country homes.

Amelia touches on a variety of topics, including plantation life, emancipation, reconstruction, World War I, the Great Depression, country medicine, spiritual life, rural education, country stores, Francis Marion College, railroads, Thurgood Marshall, and the atomic bomb.

The text is illuminated with maps, drawings, and dozens of photographs of the people and the places central to the memoir.

Publication Date:
1494727447 / 9781494727444
Page Count:
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / State & Local / South

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