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Plan Now -  October 24-25, 2014   12th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium
13th Annual Celebration 'Victory in the Rev. War along the Santee River' Living History   Feb 26-28, 2015

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

   “Clarendon County Tour” history tour App at  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 sties by appointment: 803-478-2645

    By appointment: Turbeville Historical Picture display at the History Center on Main Street and a Story Telling video of past historical events about Turbeville:: 843-659-2781


August 2014  Clarendon Area Events   -   Character Word for August: Respect

Closed on Mondays:  Santee National Wildlife Refuge - Cuddo Unit  closed on Mondays: 803-478-2217:  Summerton

Every Wednesday:   Cypress Farmers Market: 2 pm: hospital loading dock; fresh, locally grown organic produce: The Zone: 803-435-5200

Every Thursday: A representative from SC Works will be in Clarendon Library from 9:00am-4:30pm: Manning: 803-435-8633 

Every Saturday: Farmers Market: 8 am - Noon: until Oct: Manning: 803-435-8477

On-going Taw Caw Community Outreach: Summer Basketball League: Tues. & Fri. 6-8 PM: Summerton


Aug-Nov 8  Buy a Ticket for a Chance to Own a SC State Heritage Horse, a Marsh Tacky: Lucy at Manning Feed Mill: 803 435-4354

Aug 9  Dancing with the Clarendon Stars: benefit  various charities including Habitat for Humanity: 7 PM: at Matrix Center, The Clarendon Citizen on Dancing & pictures , The Item on Dancing after & pictures  ,   The Item on Dancing with Clarendon Stars before the event

Aug 14-24  67th Little League Baseball World Series: Williamsport & Big League Baseball World Series: Aug. 15  South Williamsport, PA

August 16  Turbeville:  
            Fireworks event: 9 PM at Smith Field to end the 100th celebration.

August 16-24   Summer Youth Olympic Games of the Summer Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Aug 19  National Aviation Day  
Aug 19  Lake Marion Digital Camera Club
at 6:30 PM: @ JIA Insurance. 40 North Mill Street, Manning: 803-460-4251
Aug 21
  First day  for LMA

August 22  Miss Clarendon Scholarship Luncheon: Dawn Smith Jordan, Former Miss SC: $20: noon MUMC Hall: Jr. Ambassador Author's Luncheon: 803-435-4405

Aug 22   Clar. Home HS football @ LMA

Aug 24   Weldon: Water 4 presents Sandi Patty: 5-6: 803-433-SHOW (-7469)

August 24, 1780  Battle of Nelson's Ferry or Great Savannah  
August 25, 1916   National Park Service Established

Aug 25    Adult Ed. classes begin: FE DuBose/Central Carolina Technical College: 8:30 am & 5 pm: 803-473-2531: Julie G 
Aug 26, 1920
  Woman Suffrage/ Women's Equality Day  
Aug 28   USC Football vs TX A&M

Aug 29   Applications due for Oct 3-4 & 10-11, 14 White-tailed deer managed hunts: Santee National Wildlife Refuge: Bluff Unit Family, Friends, Kids: Quota Hunt:  (803) 478-2217

Aug 29   Clar. Home HS football @ East Clarendon HS, LMA, Manning HS @ Scott's Branch HS
Aug 30   Patriot Day Golf Tournament, Players Golf Club, Manning, Check in: 8, Shotgun Start: 9:  478-2500, (478-9811)
Aug 30   Clemson  Football at GA
Aug 30   DukeFootball @ Durham vs Elon @ 6 PM
Aug 29 - 31   Annual Bluegrass & Country Music Festival, Lone Star BBQ, Santee: Free (803) 854-2000: 

Aug 31   1st annual Manning Community Festival: 2 PM - 6 PM: JC Britton Park: "Bubble and Bottles" hosts:  Manning

Aug 31  Pontoon-A-Palooza 2014! Band Virtually Unshockable: annual free concert at Three Stumps sandbar at the mouth of Potato Creek from 1-4 PM  Vicki:  (803) 983-0468

September, 2014 Clarendon Area Events  

Character Word for September: Responsibility  

Aug - Nov 1  Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame (CCAHOF) 2015 Nominations @ Weldon

Aug - Nov 8  Buy a Ticket for a Chance to Own a SC State Heritage Horse, a Marsh Tacky: Benefit American Heart Association Beach ride: Lucy at Manning Feed Mill: 803 435-4354

Closed on Mondays:  Santee National Wildlife Refuge - Cuddo Unit  closed on Mondays: 803-478-2217:  Summerton

Saturdays: Aug-Sept Farmers Market, Manning: open 10 AM: 803-435-8429

Wednesdays: Cypress Framers Market: 2 PM: behind Clarendon Memorial cafeteria, Manning: 803-435-5200

Sept 1, 1939 World War II Began   

Sept 1    Enjoy Labor Day

Sept 3 & 17 FREE  Storytime for 2-5 year-olds: 10:30AM at Harvin Clarendon Library Stories, Songs, fingerplays, etc.: 803-435-8633

Sept 5   Clar. Home HS football @ MHS & @ Clar Hall & @ LMA

Sept 6   Pre-Register 10 AM-2 PM: WalMart: for  Oct  4  “Hit the Pavement” End Domestic Violence: JCMC-Haven of Rest: The Gazebo, Manning,   $20: 803-410-7724, 803-460-5572

Sept 6   Alzheimer's Poker Run: Manning Restaurant, to Lakevue Landing: Register 10-12, Run ends at 3 PM: Lake Marion Alzheimer's Family Support Group: 803-478-4820 or 473-4472

Sept 6    Eutawville:   SCSSAR commemoration of the Battle of Eutaw Springs. Archaeologist Wayne Roberts will present a talk at the historic Church of the Epiphany in Eutawville, followed by a commemorative service at the battlefield park: Doug: 803-823-2824

Sept 6 & 27    Hunter Education & Safety classes: Santee NW Refuge: 803-478-2217; 800-830-2268  Hunter Education Class - Hunters born after June 30, 1979 must have class: to hunt on the Santee National Wildlife Refuge. Register at   803-478-2217

Sept 6   Duke Football @  Troy @ 7 PM

Sept 6   USC Football at Col. vs East Carolina at 7 PM

Sept 6   Clemson  Football vs SC State

Sept 7    35th  National Grandparents Day - Hug a grandparent

Sept 7   Ocean Conservancy's 41st Anniversary

Sept 8    International Literacy Day

Sept 8   Affordable Care Act Workshop with Ms. Carrie Sinkler-Parker: 6 pm:  Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633

Sept 10   Suicide Prevention Day

Sept 11  Remember 9-11-01 Patriot Day 

Sept 11  Habitat for Humanity Dinner in memory of Bill Smith: Coach Willie Jeffries at Manning United Methodist Church: $25: Chamber, Clarendon Citizen, MUMC, Anderson Pharmacy: ticket locations, Connie R contact info: , 803-433-4189, 803-378-6021

Sept 11-14    Overmountain Victory Celebration Encampment & Living History at Gillespie Gap, Blue Ridge Parkway, Spruce Pine, NC, Blue Ridge Parkway marker 331Overmountain Victory Celebration: timeline: at Museum of North Carolina Minerals

Sept 12   Clar. Home HS football @ LMA

Sept 13- Oct 11   SC Alligator hunting season by permit 

Sept 13 Gator Festival: Jacks Creek: Summerton: 803-478-2793

Sept 13   Duke Football @ Durham vs Kansas

Sept 13   USC Football @ Col. vs GA  @ 3:30 PM

Sept 14, 1814  "Star-Spangled Banner" Written by Francis Scott Key

Sept 16   Lake Marion Digital Camera Club at 6:30 PM: @ JIA Insurance. 40 North Mill Street, Manning: 803-460-4251

Sept 15-19   Constitution Week & Sept 17  Citizenship & Constitution: Signing of the Constitution of the United States: Sept 17, 1787

Sept 18, 1947  US Air Force Birthday

Sept 19   POW/MIA Recognition Day  

Sept 19   Clar. Home HS football @ MHS,   SBHS,  LMA  & Clar Hall

Sept 20   26th Annual International Coastal Cleanup /River Sweep: Goat Isl. Boat Club: TBA:  9:30 AM 

Sept 20   Beach Sweep/River Sweep - Santee NW Refuge: TBA to clean up shore-line

Sept 20  Kid's Day: Manning High

Sept 20  Duke Football @ Durham vs Tulane

Sept 20   USC Football @ Vandy  

Sept 20  Clemson  Football at FL State

Sept 21   World Alzheimer's Day & International Day of Peace

Sept 21   Clarendon Christian Learning Center Prayer Walk: Boundary St., Manning

Sept 22   Concert - Matthew Smith & Indelible Grace: New Covenant Church, Manning

Sept 22-28   National Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

Sept 23   First day of Fall - Autumnal Equinox  

Sept 23   Main Street Manning Annual Meeting: Former Belk Bldg: 6 PM: Manning: 803-435-8477

Sept 24  Francis Marion Symposium Early Bird Registration Deadline: 803-478-2645  

Sept 24   Jewish New Year (Year 5775) Rosh Hashana

Sept 25   Clarendon Historical Society: Program: TBA  @  Council Chambers at the new Admin Building: 7:30 PM: 803-435-0328/ 435-8633  

Sept 26, 1774  Johnny Appleseed Day

Sept 26   Clar. Home HS football: @ MHS, SBHS, ECHS, & LMA

Sept 27   USC Football at Col. vs Missouri + 9-27-14 Clemson  Football vs UNC

Sept 27   Duke Football @ Miami

cancelled 8-15-14 Sept 27   Second Chance Animal Shelter & Thrift Store 8th Annual Golf Classic: Wyboo Golf Club

Sept 27   National Public Lands Day 17th Annual National Public Lands  Day (  )

Sept 27   National Hunting and Fishing Day - SCDNR

Sept 28   Gold Star Mother's Day


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  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 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 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


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  

            "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), #10 (2012), #11 (2013) Videos/DVDs:  $15 each or 2 for $25. Latest: 11th Francis Marion/Swamp Fox Symposium  Next one: Oct 24-25, 2014

Jack Parker's Guide to Rev. War in SC


New Revised Edition coming in 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

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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