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Swamp Fox Murals Trail Society ©2004 in Clarendon County, SC

Truly the best ever -  October 18-19, 2013  11th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium   - DVDs available
12th Annual Celebration 'Victory in the Rev. War along the Santee River' Living History  Great Way to Learn: Feb 21-22, 2014

View all the Swamp Fox Murals  And See Francis Marion & history related items below.

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

    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:  @ Archives: 803-435-0328  Clarendon Museum Open: Thurs & Fri 1-4, Sat. 10-2: 803-433-0328           

  Download “Clarendon County Tour” history tour App

  here ( ) or on Google Play apps store, follow the tour of Historic markers or Old cemeteries and Churches, and come tour in Clarendon County.

     HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2014
     By appointment: Turbeville Historical Picture display at the History Center on Main Street and a Story Telling video of past historical events about Turbeville: Saturdays: 10 AM - 12 PM and Sundays: 2 PM - 4 PM: 843-659-2781


Mar 18-21  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 ):














April, 2014    National Poetry Month   Jamestown, VA settled 407 years ago, 1607

Character Word for April: Positive Attitude    

April 21-25   Spring Break - No School  Clarendon Districts 1,2 3 School

April 21-25   Spring Break 4-H Quilting Day Camp at Clarendon Extension Office: Bring a bag lunch: 10-2: 803 435 8429, ext 112

April 22   EARTH DAY  

April 23   Lyrids Meteor Showers - night of - moon Rises after midnight

April 23   Honor St. George, Martyred in AD 303 

April 23  Administrative Professional Day

April 24   The Men of Distinction (Shag, Swing, Jazz & Big Band) : Cypress after 5: Cypress Center: 803-435-5246  

April 24–27   Pee Dee Plant & Flower Festival, Florence

April 25, 1898 Spanish American War began  

April 26, 1785 Wildlife artist & conservationist John J. Audubon born      

April 25  National  Arbor Day (Dec. in SC)

April 25, 26, 27  Back Porch Players present "Borderline Crazies": Weldon: 25 & 26 at 7pm, 27 @ 3:  Jewel: 803-473-2677

April 25-27  7th Santee Birding & Nature Festival, Santee National Wildlife Refuge: 803-478-2217

April 26  ABA Weekend Series Fishing Tournament

April 26  Manning Clean up Day: Bellwood Park: 8 AM: Sponsored by Clayton Pack

April 27-28   Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 28-May 9 Main Street Manning & Clarendon Relay- Paint the Town Purple: Wear purple May 8

April 29  CCLC event @ Weldon


Clarendon Events   May   2014

Character Word for May: Good Sportsmanship

May - Paint the Town Purple for Relay for Life

May 1  May Day, Law Day, Loyalty Day      

May 1-June 15  Alligator hunting applications for season: Sept 13-Oct 11, 2014: SCDNR: 803-734-3609 

May 1   National Day of Prayer

MAY 1-4 The Black Cowboy "Man or Myth" AAC Festival: Trail ride, Competitioon, Food, Music: Greenfield Farm, Rembert, SC 803-499-9658

May 2-3  LMA Drama: "Speed Date": Laurence Manning Academy at 3 p.m., Sunday, Tickets: $10 for adults, $7 for students, 803-435-2114, ext 101

MAY 3 & 10  CATT Fishing Tournament

May 3   Giant Yard Sale - Clarendon Recreation Dept. @ JC Britton Park, 8-12: 473-3543

May 3  Free Comic Book Day: 10 - 4:30 pm Harvin Clarendon County Library: 803-435-8633

May 3  Clarendon Hall presents JJ Weeks Band at Weldon Auditorium in Manning: 6-8 PM:. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door (depending on availability) Door open at 5pm and concert begins at 6pm. Check out : 803-485-3550

May 4-11  SC / National Travel and Tourism Week:  Santee Welcome Center

May 4-10   National Pet Week  May 4-12   National Wildflower Week

?May TBA Relay for Life Fundraiser: Manning Wal-Mart Garden Center: Outdoor Celebration & Yard Sale: 8-2: 803-435-4405

May 5    Cinco de Mayo

May 5-9   National Teacher Day (7th), Teacher Appreciation Week

May 6 Breakfast Before Hours: 7-9 AM: Seacoast House, 201 N. Church St., Manning

May 6  JCMC-Haven of Rest on-line Fundraiser:
May 6  World Asthma Day

May 6-16  SC School's PASS Testing - Grades 3-8

May 6  Eta Aquarids Meteor Showers
May 8-12, 1781  Patriots, led by Francis Marion and Henry Lee, captured the British post known as Fort Motte (at Rebecca Motte’s Mount Joseph plantation)
May 8,
1945 Remember V-E Day  
May 9   Military Spouses Day

May 9   Clarendon Relay for Life  "Reaching for a Cure" @ Manning H.S. Stadium: 7 PM to midnight: (The event will end at Midnite!)
May 10  "The Taste"
: Homegrown MUSIC, FOOD & FUN: 2PM TICKETS $45 IN ADVANCE, $55 AT THE DOOR  Music: BLUE PLANTATION, GRACIOUS DAY AND THE Blue Dogs: 803-433-7469:  @ Clarendon Community Complex behind Weldon. Sponsors: Clar. Chamber & Weldon: Advanced Tickets: $45 @ Weldon: 803-433-7469
May 11  Happy Mother's Day 100th Anniversary  

May 12, 1780   Besieged Charleston fell & occupied by British, Marion escaped /evacuated       
May 12-18  Children's Book Week
May 14, 1941 Women's Army Corps formed

May 14  Bill Pinkney Day in SC    

May 15  Clarendon Schools MECC: "Snow White":  Rehearsal:10 am; School: 12 pm & Public: 6 pm: Weldon: 803-433-7469:

May 15  Central Carolina Technical College: 48th Annual Graduation Ceremony at 7:00 Sumter Civic Center  

May 15  Peace Officers' Memorial Day and Week (12-18) 

May 15   Cypress Farmers Market: 2 pm: hospital loading dock; Open to the public & Hospital employees to purchase fresh, locally grown organic produce every Wednesday, The Zone: 803-435-5200 Travis
May 15  Clar. Co. Adult Ed. Graduation @ FE DuBose/Central Carolina Technical College: Speaker: Dr. Wilder: 7 PM:  803-473-2531
May 15   Clarendon Historical Society Trip: Hartville: 803-435-0328: Member discount
May 16  Endangered Species Day
May 16  
May 17-18
 The 18th South Carolina Book Festival: Columbia:
May 17   Armed Forces Day

May 17  Bird Fest XI: Blue Grass Music Festival: w/ Cypress Foundation & Partners: Pineland Farms, 2377 Gaymon Rd., Pinewood: 803-435-5282; 803 435 8463, ext 3941

May 17   21st Florence Co. Sheriff's Office Fishing Tournament, Lake Marion, John Land Landing:  Adults Pre-Register $25: 843-665-2121 ext 339 or log on to and click on Events
May 18  Bear Awareness Week

?May TBA Briggs v. Elliott Commemorative Festival: Sat. Street Fest 11 AM, Sun.: Liberty Hill AME Church: 4 PM, Summerton: 478-4116 Roosevelt, Chairman:983-0302, Bea

May 18
 Donna Prothro's The Dancers Workshop Recital: Weldon 2:30 PM: Manning: 803-433-7469
May 21, 1881 American Red Cross Founded
May 20  Lake Marion Digital Camera Club
: 6:30 PM:
@ JIA Insurance. 40 North Mill Street, Manning: 803-460-4251
May 22  National Maritime Day

May 23   World Turtle Day

?May TBA  Manning High Baccalaureate: 6 PM Weldon, Manning

May 24,  1918
US Army Air Service established  
?May TBA Clarendon Hall High School Graduation
: 7 PM
?May TBA Wyboo Fire Station #4 Ladies Auxiliary Bake Sale: 8 AM until sold out: Lane's
ay First Water

May 24, 14  St. Matthias Montessori Golf Tournament @ Foxboro GC: 9 AM: 478-5044 : Vernon D
May 26  Memorial Day services: 11 AM: Veterans’ Monument Turbeville sponso
r: Turbeville Ruritan Club, Douglas & Black River American Legion posts, at Summerton's Dogwood Park: 485-2575, At CC Courthouse: Am. Legion, Manning: 11 AM
?May TBA Cardiac Rehab Ladies Night Out: 5-7PM: $7: Cypress Center Commons: Proceeds to American Heart Association, Manning: 803-435-5203

May 29, 2014 Ascension Thursday
May 29, 1903  Bob Hope born in Eltham, England    
May 29, 1917  John F. Kennedy's Birthday

May 29  FE DuBose Career Campus/CCTC Graduation @ 12:30 pm -  Keynote speaker TBA: 473-2531

Swamp Fox  Murals Trail Society  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:


    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 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 new 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  


     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

       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"    

      "Come to the Cow Pens"

                                 "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” 

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

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

            "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  
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.


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


The Swamp Fox as presented by Walt Disney:

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" 

     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  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 
 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
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" #1 (2003), #2 (2004), #3 (2005), #4 (2006), #5 (2007), #6 (2008), #7 (2009 - free when you order 3 others), # 8 (2010), #9 (2011) & Now #10 (2012) Videos/DVDs:  $15 each or 2 for $25. And now video of the Best ever: 10th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium  Next one: Oct 17-18, 2014

Jack Parker's Guide to Rev. War in SC


New Revised Edition coming in 2013: 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

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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