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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

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: @ Clarendon 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.

     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


   July 2014   Clarendon County Events

   National Ice Cream Month /  National Hot Dog Month  National Recreation & Parks Month / National Baked Bean Month
Word for July: Cooperation

   History of Clarendon Co. Books: Archives: $35: 435-0328;   Clarendon Museum Open: Thurs & Fri 1-4, Sat. 10-2: 433-0328

Closing 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

Every Saturday: Town of Turbeville Farmers Market each Saturday in July: 7-11 AM on Town Square for the100 year celebration.

Every Sunday:  43rd  Season Santee Summer Ministry: 9:30 AM Lake Marion: Edwin Boyle: Casual dress and a lawn chair recommended (across from Camp Bob Cooper).

On-going through July:  Summer Reading Clubs: Harvin Clarendon County Library, Manning: 803-435-8633

On-going through July: Summertime Swim Lessons at various time slots. The cost: four 1 hour sessions = $40. Classes grouped by ages (3-5 years, 6-9 years, 10-13 years, 14+ years) Private or semi-private (2 people) lessons also available: The Zone: 50 E. Hospital St., Manning: 803-435-5200

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

On-going to Aug 7  Camp Woodie, 10 camp weeks : SC Youth Waterfowl Camps: 803-452-6001


July 24  Deadline for sign-up: BIG COUNTRY FOOTBALL CAMP: 2nd annual BIG COUNTRY youth football camp July 28 - August 1, 2014:  camp is for youth ages 7 - 12. The head instructor is Bryan "Big Country" Thames. Bryan is a former Manning High School standout and currently plays at Lane College in Tennessee. 

Camp at J. C. Britton Park. The cost is $25 and the deadline to register is July 24: 803-473-3543.

July 28, 1914  World War I Began

July 28    Jerry Walls Animal Program: 10 AM: Harvin Clarendon  Library, Manning: 803-435-8633 

July 28 - Aug 1  8th  British Soccer Camp:  JC Britton Park: Rec. Dept., Manning: Ages: 3-4, 4-6, 6-9, 7-11, 10-16 & 8-16. Go to County website:  under Recreation Dept., to British Soccer Or Register on line at:   or 803-473-3543: (3057 Raccoon Rd.- ball fields) Ages 3-4 (First kicks) at 9 to 10 am for $71.  Ages 4-6 (Mini Soccer 2 hr.) 10:15 to 12:15 pm for $96.  Ages 6-9 (Half Day) 9 to Noon for $113. Ages 10 – 16 (Half Day) 9 to Noon for $113.  Ages 7 – 10 (Full Day) 9 to 4 for $167. Ages 11 – 16 (Full Day) 9 to 4 for $167. Ages 7-16 (Golden Goal Camp) 1-3 pm $40: Contact Recreation Department: 803-473-3543 or register online at  

July 30   International Day of Friendship

July 31   All Summer Reading Clubs end: Harvin Clarendon Library, Manning: 803-435-8633


August 2014 ( early Aug. only) Clarendon County Events   -   Character Word for August: Respect

Aug 1  Teen Mystery Night: 6-9 PM: Bring a flashlight: Harvin Clarendon Library: 803-435-8633

Aug 1  Remember Air Force Day
Aug 1-3  15th Annual SC Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday Weekend !!!

Aug 1 - Nov 1 Clarendon County Athletic Hall of Fame (CCAHOF) 2015 Nominations @ Weldon
Aug 2  National Friendship Day

Aug 2  Giant Garage Sale
- Clarendon Recreation Dept. @ JC Britton Park:
Raccoon Rd.: 8-12: 803-473-3543 
Aug 1-3   Clyburn Foundation Golf Tourney: Clarendon & Santee Golf Courses: at the Lake Marion Golf Course, the Wyboo Country Club, Player's Golf Course, Santee National, and the Santee Cooper Country Club Golf Courses (James E. Clyburn Research and Scholarship Foundation hosts the annual Canzater Classic)
Aug 4  US Coast Guard Day, 1790  

Aug 4-6  9th  Nic@Nite: 6-8:30 pm: Registration each night: 5:45 pm: ages K5 – 5th grade: Manning High School by Seacoast Church-Manning
Aug 4-8 Clarendon School Districts' Registration: 9-3:   803-435-4435 ext.20 Delphia
Aug 7, 1782 Purple Heart Medal Established 

Aug 8   Deadline for CHEERLEADING REGISTRATION:  Ages being offered are 8 - 12 years. The playing age is the child's age as of September 1, 2014. Registrations: at the office at J. C. Britton Park. The cost is $30: 803-473-3543.

Aug 8   Deadline for SOCCER REGISTRATION: Ages being offered are 5 - 18 years. The playing age is the child's age as of November 30, 2014. Registrations are being accepted at the office at J. C. Britton Park. The cost is $45: 803-473-3543

August 9  Let's Move Manning Kickoff Event to promote healthy eating, fitness & obesity awareness at Gibbons Street Park: 9-12
August 9  Weldon: Watermelon festival: 10-11: 803-433-SHOW (-7469)

August 9   Support our Veterans: VVA Annual LZ 960 Benefit Poker Run: 11 AM: Lakevue Landing: 803-478-4300

August 9  Dancing with the Clarendon Stars: benefit  various charities including Habitat for Humanity: 7 PM: at Matrix Center, 843-687-7774, 843-222-8689 $100: 843-234-9800: Tickets: chamber, etc. Raised $82,000 in 2013
Aug 12    Blood Drive Sponsored by The Zone:  1 PM
: 803-435-5200

Aug 13 Clarendon Soil & Water Conservation Dist. with Clemson  Univ. Extension & US Dept of Agriculture NRC: Soil Health Workshop: 10 AM: FE DuBose Center: Casey: 803-435-2612, ext 101
Aug 14
, 1945 Victory Over Japan Day 
Aug 14
  First day  for Clarendon Hall
Aug 14-24  67th Little League Baseball World Series - Williamsport, PA
        Big League Baseball World Series: Aug. 15  South Williamsport, PA

Aug 15, 1914  Panama Canal Opened  

Aug 15, 14  Weldon: New Event: 6-7: 803-433-SHOW (-7469)

August 16  Clarendon Conservation Dinner & Auction: SC Waterfowl Association: Cypress Center: 6 PM: $45/single & $55/couple: Manning: 803-518-1405

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
August 18  First day for students Clarendon School districts 1, 2, 3: 803-435-4435

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 24, 14  Weldon: Water 4 presents Sandi Patty: 5-6: 803-433-SHOW (-7469)

more to come....

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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