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Rev. History & Murals - Clarendon County, in the middle of South Carolina  

Swamp Fox Murals Trail       
 Historic Murals  | Revolutionary History  |  Manning, Summerton, Turbeville 

 2014  Events in & around Clarendon County, SC:  Manning, Turbeville, Summerton  adjacent to I-95:

 

Francis Marion Trail

Swamp Fox Murals

Marion Revolutionary
War History

Francis Marion Symposium

Best ever:

 Oct 24-25, 2014

     DVDs of 2013,

2014 available

Francis Marion Living History Encampment

   Coming: Feb 26-28, 2015

Marion Related Books, Sales & Local Events

 

Points of Interest

Local Facts

 

Clarendon Archives

Clarendon Historical Society

Francis Marion Trail Commission

Clarendon Chamber

 

Clarendon Citizen News

 

Manning Times News

 

City of Manning

   Town of Turbeville

 Town of Summerton

 Clarendon & Summerton History

Summerton WeeklyNews

Clarendon Library

Clarendon County

Weldon Auditorium

Friends of 
Santee Wildlife Refuge

Swamp Fox Challenge

and Marion Park, Washington, DC

Maps: Locate Us & Our Murals

Facebook: Swamp-Fox-Murals-Trail-Society/

   Facebook: Francis Marion Symposium

 Facebook:  Francis-Marion-Living-History-Encampment/

Contact Swamp Fox Murals

Trail Society

         “Clarendon County Tour” history tour App at  www.clarendonmurals.com  or on Google Play apps store, follow the tour of Historic markers, Old cemeteries and Churches or Restaurants; come tour in Clarendon County.  

Individual Tours of Clarendon County & Marion sites by appointment: 803-478-2645; 

Clarendon County Museum: Thursday & Friday 1-4, Saturday10-2;

By appointment: Turbeville History Center: Historical Pictures and Story Telling: Main St, Turbeville: 843-659-2781.

       December 2014 Clarendon Events December 2014  Character Word for December: Compassion

  Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20 @ Archives: 803-435-0328

  Enjoy Christmas Concerts in your favorite Churches & Schools

 

    Lake Marion Artisans Gallery: Main St., Summerton: Thursday-Saturday: 11-2; Saturday Art classes

  Until Jan 1, 15  "Tie One On" Safety Campaign: 435-2121 cgrant@clarendonbhs.com   MADD

  Dec 1-24 Drawings Junior Chamber of Commerce: “Gun Giveaway.”: 803-435-4405, 803-433-2535

 Dec - Register for Jan 16-18, 2015   Chamber of Commerce Retreat EVERYONE is Welcome, Embassy Suites, Savannah:

                803-435-4405; The Hampton Inn ballroom for the Saturday night auction and dinner.)

 

 Dec 14 - Jan 5, 15  National Audubon Society's 115th  Christmas Bird Count http://www.audubon.org/Bird/cbc/ 

 Dec 18  Snow in Summerton: Clarendon School District 1 Concert: 6 PM: Summerton Cultural Arts Center

 Dec 18  (1/2 day) - Jan 4, 2015  School Districts 1, 2, 3, CH Holidays - NO School  

 Dec 19, 14 Williams Chapel Christian Church BBQ Fundraiser sponsored by the King Team.

    BBQ-$11/pound, Chicken $9/pound Must order by Dec. 15. Call  803-473-6070: Proceeds to 2015 Relay for Life

 Dec 20  115th Christmas Bird Count Santee NW Refuge:  Dennis F:  843.795.3996   Please contact Dennis F to participate.

  Meet at refuge Visitor Center: 6:30 AM Dennis will send your packet in advance: dennis.forsythe@gmail.com or  843-708-1605

 Dec 21, 1620  Pilgrims Landed  

 Dec 21   Winter Begins - Shortest Day of the Year  

 Dec 25  Have a wonderful Family Holy Season.  Merry Christmas

 Dec 26-Jan 1, 2015  Kwanzaa

 Dec 26 Canadian Boxing Day

 Dec 28   Swamp Fox Murals Trail 13th Anniversary of First Mural for History across Clarendon County

 Dec 31   Happy New Year's Eve

           HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2015 -  Character Word for January: Gratitude

  Jan 1, 2015  HAPPY NEW YEAR

  Jan 2-30  T'ville Baseball & Softball Leagues Applications: Town Hall or  Sat.'s at Smith Field 9AM-1P9 AM- 1 PM:

         Town Hall: 843-659-2781 & Recreation Bldg: 843-659-3030

    Jan. Santee National Wildlife Refuge: 2nd Annual Nature Photography Contest ?

  January - Second Chance Animal Shelter Special: Cats ($50) & Kittens ($65)

  Jan 5   Students return to classes

  Jan 6   Day of Epiphany: Epiphany, the 12th day after Christmas, celebrates the visit of the three kings or wise men to the Christ Child

  Jan 6, 1759  G. Washington Marries Martha D. Custis at Mount Vernon

  Jan 7  Russian Orthodox Christmas Day

  Jan 9, 1913 Richard Nixon's birthday

  Jan 10   Islamic New Year

  Jan 11, 1757   Alexander Hamilton's Birthday

  January 14, 1943  Churchill & Roosevelt meet in Casablanca  

  Jan 14 - Apr 13, 2015 Battle of the Bulge: Clarendon vs Newberry: Teams: Sign up at The zone: 803-435-5200

  Jan 15  Baptism of Jesus  

  Jan 15   Clar. Historical Society: Program: Bill Segars: Old Churches @ Clarendon County Admin. Bldg., 7:30 PM: 803-435-0328

  Jan 16-18   Chamber of Commerce 2015 Retreat EVERYONE is Welcome, Embassy Suites, Savannah:

            Register by Dec 10: 803-435-4405; The Hampton Inn ballroom for the Saturday night auction and dinner.)

  Jan 17   Oyster, BBQ & Catfish Stew Benefit for Montessori School: Flowers' Tomato Shed, S'ton: 6 PM: 

      (northside Hwy 301 between Summerton and I-95) Tickets: St. Matthias: 803-485-2504 Hwy 301N, Summerton:  435-4032 / 485-2504  

  Jan 17, 1706  Benjamin Franklin's Birthday

  January 17, 1781 Battle of Cowpens, Morgan defeated Tarleton.  (Marion not involved)

  January 17-18, 15 234th  Battle of Cowpens Encampment:

  January 17, 1991 Desert Storm Air War began

  Jan 19, 15 Martin Luther King, Jr. (Jan 15, 1929) Holiday: Day of Service: City of Manning: 10 AM: Meet at County Gazebo: 102 S. Mill St: 803 435 8477

  Jan 20-Mar 10 Microsoft Office class Tues & Thurs 4:30-7: 473-2531: FEDuBose Center/CCTC

  Jan 20   Jacobs Brothers in Concert sponsored by various Churches: Weldon: www.weldonauditorium.sc.gov  : 803-433-7469

  Jan 23   "Cypress after 5" The Headliners   @ Cypress Center, 7 PM, 1st of 4, Advanced tickets: $140/4: after 10-1: Scherrie: 435-5246 

  Jan 24   Gospel play "Only God can make a Marriage"   @ www.weldonauditorium.sc.gov   803-433-7469

  Jan 28, 1915  US Coast Guard Established

  Jan 28, 1986 Space Shuttle Challenger Remembrance

  Jan 29, 1937   Ducks Unlimited incorporated  

  January 29, 1756  Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee's Birthday (Died March 25, 1818)

  Jan 30, 1882  F.D. Roosevelt's Birthday  

    Coming event: Francis Marion Living History Encampment: Feb 27-28, 2015

    Swamp Fox Murals Trail    www.swampfoxtrail.com

 

 

                                 Miniature of General Francis Marion is this lapel pin with memorial card:Francis Marion's 2nd SC Crest in a lapel pin                                   
General Francis Marion, the Swamp Fox, New Original Pin In the American Revolution, Francis Marion stepped forward with little

but his passion for liberty and strength of Intellect.  
He led a force of patriots that set the stage for the British defeat at Yorktown.   
Loved by his followers, respected by his enemies, 

he is one of the foremost heroes of our War for Independence.  
Known as the Swamp Fox for taking refuge in the forests and swamps,
he is considered one of the fathers of modern guerilla warfare and

   credited in the lineage of the United States Army Rangers.
©2008              Miniature of the 2nd SC Regiment, Marion Crest from the leather helmet is this lapel pin.

2014 Francis Marion theme posters for SAR contest;  10 participants from Manning Elementary & LMA:

 Winner at LMA is Taylor Lyles, a 6th grader at LMA

Winning poster sent April 5, 2014 to the SC SAR convention from Col Matthew Singleton Chapter SAR is by Mikalyn West Renner winner at MES   

       (front row, second from the left, poster below),

  posters are on display at the Clarendon Historical Society Museum, 102 S. Brooks St., Manning, SC:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swamp Fox  Murals Trail Society    www.swampfoxtrail.comwww.clarendonmurals.com  from Francis Marion Advocates: Pushing back the frontier of ignorance. 

Download the new “Clarendon County Tour” history tour app here or on Google Play apps store, follow the tour at home and come tour in Clarendon County.

    Prices for the items: books, prints, shirts, are listed at the bottom:

  While they last, get: Sylvia Clark's Clarendon History Book: $35 & If These Walls Could Talk: $20.  Ask about the 2 for 1 price deal: @ Clarendon Archives: 803-435-0328  Clarendon Museum Open: Thurs & Fri 1-4, Sat. 10-2: 803-433-0328  

       

    The Swamp Fox Mural, "Reflections", SE corner of Mill St & Rigby St., Manning, SC

(Prints available below)

 

  Swamp Fox Welded Sculpture

  at FE DuBose Campus/CCTC, Manning, 2012

  Thanks to the welding students, and Axel and Mark.  Here's the Clarendon Citizen, story & Axel who created this:   See Konstantin's Clarendon Citizen Article

        

NEW: 4 History wayside markers:

1st marker unveiled March 2, 2012:

Ox Swamp marker: where Marion got  "Swamp Fox" moniker near Pocotaligo Swamp:

 Ms Land, Dr. Hardee, Chairman Stewart, Mayor Nelson.

          Visit  Clarendon Museum & History Center:Old flag flying  See Museum's Facebook: Clarendon-County-Historical-Society-Museum

        And webpage Clarendon County History   102 S. Brooks St. (adjacent to Bank of Clarendon), Manning 
           Open: Thurs & Fri 1-4 & Sat. 10-2
: 803-435-0328, 803-433-0328

           Clarendon County History Books @ Clarendon County Archives: 803-435-0328

Francis Marion's militia Patriot mural is now in a print.     

 

The Swamp Fox Murals show scenes from life as it was about 230 years ago.              ©2007

      Prints (11" x 14") of the 2 panels of
      The Patriot and The Redcoat murals are NOW available.

     Francis Marion Militia in 3 separate panels of Wyboo Swamp Mural

             Prints (17" x 11") of the 3 panels of the

      Battle of Wyboo Swamp murals are NOW available.          ©2006

And Look what we found on youtube: 

 

                                    

                 NOW available:  Prints (14" x 11") of the 4 panels of  "The Burning of Mouzon's Home by Tarleton Started Other Burnings Including Along the Black River" murals

 

 

                 NEW  Prints (14" x 11") of the 1 panel of the

                           "Reflections" mural  is NOW available.

 

 

  

                 

               NOW available:  NEW  Prints (14" x 11") of the 4 panels of
                            "
The Siege of Fort Watson" murals.

Francis Marion, The Swamp Fox, inspired T-shirts






                        Now Available:  Swamp Fox T-shirts  



 ©2010

     We are fortunate to have books for sale. These books bring to you the Revolutionary War as fought in South Carolina, bring to life Francis Marion and make great gifts. Call or email your request: 803-478-2645  or  gcsummers@ftc-i.net

       Minimum order is $10 and $5 shipping and handling, this has increased recently due to postage increase.

Francis Marion in Christine Swager's If Ever Your Country Needs You

Christine Swager's Come to the Cow Pens

These Revolutionary War history books are available at Clarendon Archives or via email: 

                    If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we'll need to add 3.75%.


      Dr. Christine Swager:  "Black Crows & White Cockades"     $13

      "If Ever Your Country Needs You"    
$13
 


      "Come to the Cow Pens"
      $13

                                 "The Valiant Died, The Battle of Eutaw Springs, September 8, 1781"    $24Christine Swager's Valiant Died - Battle of Eutaw Springs

       

      "Heroes of Kettle Creek, 1779-1782"    $13

 

       NEW May 2013, Dr. Swager's:

      The Musgrove Mill Historic Site


 
 

Kate Salley Palmer
 “Francis Marion and the Legend of The Swamp Fox”    $14
  “Palmetto - Symbol of Courage” 
$11
 

Wm. Dobein James: "A Sketch of the Life of Brig.
Gen. Francis Marion and a History of His Brigade
",  1821

(This includes about 2000 men who served with Marion.)    $25

Patrick O'Kelley
:  "Nothing but Blood & Slaughter,  The Revolutionary War in the Carolinas:"

                                              "Vol. 1: 1771-1779" "Vol. 2: 1780", "Vol. 3: 1781", "Vol. 4: 1782”    $25 each

                               "Unwaried Patience and Fortitude" Francis Marion's Orderly Book, 1775-1782    $30

 Doyle Harper:  Francis Marion's Orderly Book on CD    $10

 

 Susan Craft: "The Chamomile"    $16

 

New Addition: Ricky Roberts & Bryan Brown:

"Every Insult & Indignity The Life ... of Maj. Patrick Ferguson"   $20

 

New Addition: Robert Bass:

"Swamp Fox, The life & campaigns of General Francis Marion"   $25

 

New Addition: B. G. P. Horry & Parson M. L. Weems:

"The Life of General Francis Marion"   $10

 

New Addition: Todd Andrilik:

"Reporting the Revolutionary War: Before It was History, It Was News"   $33

 

New Addition: Scott Aiken:

"The Swamp Fox: Lessons in Leadership from the Partisan Campaigns of Francis Marion"   $36

 

New Addition: William Willis Boddie:

"Traditions of the Swamp Fox: Boddie's Francis Marion"   $35

 


                          "Chronicles of St. Mark's Parish, Santee Circuit,
                         and Williamsburg Township, SC 1731-1885 by James M. Burgess  
$15

 
 
            "A Narrative of the Campaign of 1780 by Col. Otho Holland Williams,
   Appendix B, To Sketches of the Life and Correspondence of Nathanael Greene by William Johnson", 1822  
$10
Francis Marion by Ms. McGill in painting prints for the Francis Marion Trail Commission

 Mrs. Peggy McGill has created this painting of
General Francis Marion in a South Carolina swamp.
This print, 21" x 35" plus a white border,
was done for the Francis Marion Trail.

Loved by his followers, respected by his enemies,
Marion is one of the foremost heroes of our War for Independence.

©2009

 If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we'll need to add 3.75%.

 

The Swamp Fox as presented by Walt Disney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bOBwVJQi6_Y

Doug Bostick: "Sunken Plantations, The Santee Cooper Project"  $20

  Leslie 'Nicki' Sackrison: "Awesome Women,
Some Famous... Others Infamous... and Those Who Were Lost in History" 
$25

     Robert Pelton: Period Cook Book Series: “Revolutionary War Period Cookery”  $14
                                "Historical Thanksgiving Cookery"   $16
                                "Historical Christmas Cookery"   $16
                                "Baking Recipes from the Wives & Mothers of our Founding Fathers"  $21

       Call or email your request: 803-478-2645  or  gcsummers@ftc-i.net  for prices and shipping costs.

   2nd SC Marion's crest on a golf shirt


Get your shirt with the Francis Marion "crest" embroidery
or order your own silver crescent.

 Call to order or email: 803-478-2645 or gcsummers@ftc-i.net 
 Send check to: Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society  c/o C. Hester
PO Box 667, Manning, SC 29102
If you prefer to charge to a credit card, we'll need to add 3.75%.

   S&H will be added, Minimum order is $10 and $2 shipping and handling
Francis Marion  lapel pin  $6
Marion
Crest  lapel pin  $6
Mural Prints:
The Patriot and The Redcoat Mural Prints -   
                           - Set of 2 scenes (11" x 14" each): $30

The Battle of Wyboo Swamp Mural Prints -    
                           - Set of 3 scenes (17" x 11" each): $45
The Burning of Mouzon's Mural Prints -       
                           - Set of 4 scenes (11" x 14" each): $45
New The Reflections Mural Prints -            
                    - One scene (approx. 11" x 14" each): $15

New The Fort Watson Mural Prints -         
                           - Set of 4 scenes (approx. 11" x 14" each): $45


 McGill's General Francis Marion print, 21" x 35" with white border,
to benefit the Francis Marion Trail:   $100


New  Swamp Fox T-shirts,  size M-XL: $18  Newly Reduced
Golf Shirt with Crest, size M-XL: $18 
  
Chasing Swamp Fox SCETV DVD $25  Newly Reduced

               
Flag Liberty  $20      
Copies old Maps $10      
Jacob's Ladder $6      
Liberty Tree Medal $10      
 Tricorne Hats   $7
Mob Cap    $9

 Get post cards or bookmarks of the historic murals.
      Bookmarks for Manning, Paxville, Summerton & Turbeville and postcards of some murals.
      These are inexpensive gifts showing scenes of history with Francis Marion.
Ask about: Hand-Made Pipes, Hand-Made Shawls, Decorated hawks, Decorated Powder Horns, Hand-Painted Rev. Soldiers.

                     "Chasing the Swamp Fox" by SCETV in DVD ($25) Newly Reduced

"Francis Marion Symposium" DVDs (some early years only run on the computer): #1 (2003), #2 (2004), #3 (2005), #4 (2006), #5 (2007), #6 (2008), #7 (2009 - limited), # 8 (2010), #9 (2011), #10 (2012), #11 (2013) Videos/DVDs:  $15 each or 2 for $25. Now Available: 12th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium DVDs, JD's work already on web.  Next one, maybe: Oct 23-24, 2015 Check later.

Jack Parker's Guide to Rev. War in SC

 

New Revised Edition coming, 2014: Jack Parker:
"Parker's Guide to the Revolutionary War in SC"

 

  Francis Marion murals and sites map in Clarendon County, SC

Make check to: Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society

                                                                                                       Mail to:    c/o C. Hester, 

PO Box 667,  Manning, SC 29102

The Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society is a 501(c)(3), non-profit.

Call or email your request: 803-478-2645  or  gcsummers@ftc-i.net

Hand-Made Full Quilt in Meadow Morning pattern to benefit the Swamp Fox Murals Society Quilting Ladies made this beautiful quilt for the Murals Society.


     Thanks to Nell & the Clarendon Heart-in-Hand Quilting Club: 
  Betty, Thomasyne, Evelyn, Cathy, Debbie,  Monika & Carolyn; 

  here's the beautiful Murals Society quilt in Meadow Morning pattern.
  Donald Hardy won this treasure 4-28-07.
  Thanks for all the support.



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